Arnhem, The Netherlands - 15 June 2012 – QINQO Europe today announced it is ready to expand its presence into Europe with the appointment of games industry veteran Jeremy Wigmore as Senior Vice President Europe. With this appointment QINQO is addressing the fast growing demand from both content owners and European retailers to be served with a strong concept on a European level.
Wigmore joins the ambitious QINQO team from games publisher Codemasters, where he was VP Publishing EMEA. Jeremy adds more than 20 years of senior sales and management experience to QINQO’s growing team. He is an experienced and commercially-minded professional with a solid sales, marketing and business development background predominantly in Games Publishing and growing International Distribution companies.
QINQO has successfully launched its premium gift card solution in The Benelux region this spring and is building retail presence that currently reaches more than 700 outlets. "We see a lot of demand from content partners to introduce QINQO's concept to more of their important regions in Europe like England, Germany and other European countries. The consumer feedback on the approach is very strong and it is our goal to serve both consumers and retailers on a much broader level." said Jurrie Hobers, Founder and CEO at QINQO. "Bringing someone of Jeremy's caliber to the team in this stage shows the commitment QINQO puts behind the goal of serving our partners on a European level." A recent interview with one of the biggest entertainment chains in the UK stated that the "online digital time and currency is clearly a rapidly increasing market”.
Jurrie Hobers further added, "Jeremy's track record and skills of growing a retail and distribution footprint on a multi territory level are perfectly suited to grow our presence in Europe. He's highly practical and solutions oriented, with a deep understanding of the entertainment industry, and is a great addition to our team." Hobers added, "This is a great and exciting time in the entertainment market when creating value for consumers for content via retail is a whole new game and we have only scratched the surface of out total Digital Retail vision and roadmap we have in place to become the best possible partner in this area for our content and retail partners."
Jeremy Wigmore is ready to "take on this new challenging and exciting opportunity" at QINQO. In his function he will oversee strategic direction for all direct sales and lead the commercial growth of QINQO in Germany, United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. “I’m very pleased to join some of my former colleagues and I feel extremely honored to be joining such an innovative start-up as QINQO,” said Wigmore. “This is a very exciting period for digital entertainment and the fact that QINQO is not only serving games, but also music, mobile, movies and ebooks makes this a very logical next step. I look forward to launch QINQO into many European markets”.
QINQO says hello to Jeremy and continues to actively recruit and strengthen its European team.
More info on career opportunities at QINQO on: www.qinqo.com/careers/
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On 18th - 19th June Jeremy will be attending UbiQ in Paris. UbiQ is an international showcase to spotlight the very best of digital entertainment. You can contact Jeremy on j eremy . wigmore @ qinqo . com to make an appointment.
QINQO is a brand new and very ambitious start-up with 20+ years of experience in gaming, marketing & retail distribution. QINQO is on a mission to become the best partner for online brands in retail. People around the world have never spent more time online. But while the online use and consumption of brands & online properties are growing rapidly, the gap with offline retail is widening. QINQO provides an added value solution for all parties involved through a physical ‘App store’ that sells apps in the form of dedicated premium prepaid cards per brand. QINQO connects people, online entertainment brands and retailers. QINQO bridges the gap between virtual and real physical products. QINQO’s European headquarters is based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. For more information about QINQO, please visit the company’s Web site at www.qinqo.com.