In MCV's weekly roundup of the latest personnel news and hottest job opportunities, THQ's Richard Stickler joins a newly restructured Nintendo UK team.
Promotions and hires for Nintendo sales and marketing team
Former Gem and THQ employee Richard Stickler (pictured) has joined Nintendo as ecommerce channel sales manager and will be dealing with Amazon, The Hut and ShopTo.
His move comes as part of Nintendo's restructuring of its UK sales and marketing team. Elsewhere, Jose Martinez has been promoted to the role of head of digital at Nintendo UK after previously working as digital manager since 2010. Martinez will report to marketing and PR director Shelly Pearce and continue to manage community and social media manager Jonathan Town and junior digital content manager Ashley Day.
Louise Powell has been promoted to senior trade marketing manager. Lauren Simmonds will report to Powell when she joins the team as trade marketing executive in September.
Completing the restructured team are promotions for Jon Stanton, who is now specialist channel sales manager, and Ian McMillan, who becomes category manager. Stanton will be in charge of the GameStop Ireland and GAME UK accounts, and both he and McMillan will be reporting to sales director Andy Yates.
“2013 is an exciting year for Nintendo, and we are delighted to not only be welcoming new team members to the UK office but to have the opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of our existing team,” says Simon Kemp, general manager of Nintendo UK.
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THQ's Rooke joins Total War team
Former THQ marketing boss Jon Rooke has joined Total War developer Creative Assembly. As part of its new structure, Sega has been building dedicated global brand and PR teams with its studios.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the team at Creative Assembly,” said Rooke.
“As a developer they have an enviable heritage of consistently delivering high quality titles and the opportunity to work side-by-side with that team to help bring to market a new game is a fantastic opportunity”
Sega Europe COO Jurgen Post added: “The key pillars of Sonic, Total War, Football Manager, recently acquired Relic studios and the Alien franchise are at the heart of our business. We are building on the quality teams we already have in place to ensure a formidable foundation for future growth.”
Creative Assembly is currently working on Total War: Rome II and an unnanounced Aliens title.
Miniclip names new CFO
Craig Dixon is the new chief financial officer at digital games brand Miniclip.
Dixon joins Miniclip from shopping search engine firm Kelkoo and he has more than 20 years of experience with international financial direction in tech and entertainment companies.
Along with Kelkoo, his past employers include Virgin Group and Progressive Digital Media Group.