In MCV's weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, Google's Mills takes a new role and we look at the hottest job opportunities.
Google entertainment manager joins Weve
Google’s industry manager for entertainment, Warren Mills, will be leaving the firm at the end of the month to take a role at mobile commerce company Weve.
In his new position Mills will be responsible for gaming, music and film as entertainment partnerships manager.
Weve is a joint venture between mobile operators Vodafone, EE and O2 and the company aims to enhance and speed up the development of marketing and payment services within the UK’s mobile space.
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New additions for Xbox UK team
The Xbox UK team has welcomed a number of new faces. The firm’s sales department has been split in two with two new sales leads. James Wareing joined the team from Nokia late last year, while Anne Lipissier will start next month from LG.
“We are in a really great place and I want to make sure we are in an even better place moving forwards, which is why we have made these changes, to make sure we get closer to retail to really understand their businesses,” said Jon Grimes, Microsoft’s senior regional director.
HMV's Mulroy joins GAME
Former HMV man Dominic Mulroy has been hired by?GAME to the position of senior business development manager. Mulroy was head of Gamerbase at?HMV and created the retail concept for competitive gaming which was bought by HMV and put into effect in stores in?London,?Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A statement from GAME read, “We can confirm that?Dominic has come on board and his role will be focused on developing new areas of the business where we can better deliver for the gaming community.”
Creative Skillset hires Blake
Kim Blake has joined the Next Gen Skills campaign as talent development co-ordinator. UKIE and Creative Skillset have jointly funded the post, and Blake’s role will see her work with the games industry and educators to help enhance and improve the amount of talent in the games and visual effects sectors.
Integri Entertainment expands team
The firm has continued to expand its European sales team with the appointment of Richard Mann.
Mann will be taking on core game publishers and Intergri’s non-endemic brands and will be based at?Intergri Entertainment’s new European office in?London’s Soho Square.
“It’s great to bring new people on board to help with the growth of our international operations,” said James Haley, Intergi’s UK and European sales director.