Tetra Tech acquires WYG; Riot Games employees unsatisfied with walkout results; Snap finds new executives

Tetra Tech Buys WYG for $55 million

Socaltech reports Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. acquired another engineering and consulting firm, WYG PLC, for $54.8 million. WYG is based in the United Kingdom and the acquisition will expand Tetra Tech’s reach while adding roughly 1,600 employees to Tetra Tech’s existing staff.

Snap Hires New Executives

Derek Andersen, the former Snap Inc. vice president of finance, will become the Santa Monica-based social media company’s new chief financial officer, according to Variety. In addition to Andersen, Snap moved interim finance lead Lara Sweet to become manager of its human resources department.

Riot Games Walkout Produced Mixed Results

More than 100 employees of Sawtelle-based Riot Games walked out of their offices last week to prove to management they were fed up with the company’s forced arbitration policies for sexual harassment at work. The Hollywood Reporter notes the walkout organizers are "disappointed" with the lack of policy changes since their demonstration. Riot said it will consider doing away with forced arbitration once existing sexual harassment legal proceedings are settled, though it’s unclear when that will be.

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