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Tuesday, December 11, 2007---Fort Lauderdale, FL---GameRecruiter.com, the leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce their recent placement of senior executive Bill Petro as vice president of internal development for Majesco Entertainment.
In his new role, Petro will be responsible for building and overseeing studio operations for Majesco Studios, Majesco Entertainment’s new Los Angeles facility focused on developing software for the Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™. Petro will build Majesco’s in-house capabilities by contributing innovative ideas towards all aspects of game technology, production, and design. Key aspects of his responsibilities will include strategic planning and direction for the new studio, as well as hands-on management and mentoring of a diverse team of programmers and game designers.
Majesco has been an established publisher in the video game industry for more than18 years. The company is an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, with a focus on publishing video games for the the Wii™ console and leading portable systems including the Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation® Portable). The worldwide sales of video game hardware and software is expected to grow to over $31 billion in 2009.
Petro began developing games in the early 1990s, moving onto senior management roles at Sega, Atari and Konami. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Development at Sega, Petro was responsible for running all development in the U.S. and Canada. His lengthy development career has afforded Bill the requisite technical and business knowledge, awareness of relevant industry trends and players, and strong understanding of the consumer marketplace necessary to build Majesco Studios into a commercial success.
Howard Taule, CFO and co-founder of GameRecruiter.com, states,“Majesco was seeking a highly qualified executive with extensive senior management experience and a record of industry success. Bill has the superior skills needed to balance the demands of the various internal and external stakeholders involved in Majesco’s new Los Angeles studio. His leadership is guaranteed to ensure the creation and management of the world-class production team that they envision.”
Bill Petro offers, "Majesco Entertainment has a long history of successful handheld and console games. I’m excited to join their team as they focus on expanding their marketplace presence with a wider range of software for mass-market consumers. GameRecruiter.com was instrumental in helping me land a rare opportunity to participate in building the next wave of leading games for Majesco.”
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About Majesco Entertainment
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, with an international office based in Bristol, UK, Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) is an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, with a focus on publishing video games for leading portable systems and the Wii™ console. Product highlights include Nancy Drew™, Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends and Zoo Hospital™ for the Nintendo DS™ and Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii™ console.