GSN announced that it has hired Andrew Pedersen as Chief Studio Officer. Based out of GSN Digital’s San Francisco office, he will oversee the company’s virtual currency game production across its mobile, social and online gaming platforms.

“Andrew is a highly respected industry veteran with a wealth of experience managing online entertainment and consumer web studios,” said Jeff Karp, GSN’s Executive Vice President Mobile & Social Games. “His creative talent and business expertise are exactly what we need to continue delivering the highest quality games and the best possible entertainment experience to our players.”

“GSN Digital was a pioneer in the social games space and has since built one of the leading social casinos on Facebook with extensions on the Web and mobile platforms. I’m excited to be a part of the company’s continued success as we look for innovative ways to keep players engaged while attracting new ones across all platforms,” Pedersen added.