Retail veteran Gian Luzio has joined new digital distribution provider, Green Man Gaming, as chief operating officer.
Luzio joins the firm following a brief but successful stint at The Hut, where he launched several new product categories and helped grow the retailer’s turnover three fold.
Prior to that, he spent seven years at Play.com as head of games. During his stint at Play, he significantly grew the firm’s market share and led Play.com to three MCV awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as two Golden Joystick awards for best retailer in 2005 and 2008.
Luzio was previously on the MCV Retail Advisory Board for both Play.com and The Hut. The new Green Man Gaming digital platform is set to launch in 2010.
“I was fortunate to have enjoyed the ecommerce boom as boxed games sales moved from the high street to online,” explained Luzio.
”Now is the time to become involved in the future of games retailing which will be digital distribution.”
Green Man Gaming is based in Euston, London and is being headed up by entrepreneur Paul Sulyok.
Continued Luzio: “We believe our B2B strategy will encourage retailers, etailers, social networks and media companies to improve their website offering and also generate substantial revenue through our unique and innovative digital solution.”
Green Man Gaming CEO Paul Sulyok added: “We are delighted to welcome Gian as we prepare to launch our new digital distribution platform. He brings unrivalled online retail and operational experience to Green Man Gaming. His extensive skills will strengthen our team and develop a winning strategy.”