Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment, the company behind Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper, has promoted Tara Kemes to the new position of vp of culture and talent.

Kemes (pictures) most recently served as director of talent development and joined Rainmaker in 2009.

She will spearhead the company’s recruiting efforts – starting at the SIGGRAPH conference running in Vancouver from August 10-14 – and continue to shepherd the culture at Rainmaker as it continues to expand its creative and technical teams.

Kemes reports to Rainmaker Entertainment svp of production and operations Kim Dent Wilder.