Jason Rubin became the President of THQ in 2012. He began in the video-game industry while still in high school for Baudville and later on Electronic Arts where he secured a pair of projects for the publisher. After completing the Jak III project, Rubin left the company in 2004 to pursue “Iron and the Maiden,” a multimedia franchise based around a comic book mini-series. In 2007, Fox Interactive Media bought his user-generated content portal Flektor for $20 million. He was appointed to THQ as part of a realignment effort putting its focus on AAA “core” games for multiplatform release.