03/05/12 – Green Man Gaming ( http://www.greenmangaming.com ) - Europe’s fastest-growing independent digital games distributor, has appointed former HMV games category manager Martin Baxter to become the company’s Head of Trading with immediate effect.
Joining Green Man Gaming (GMG) with a brief to extend the company’s consumer proposition, Martin previously spent four years at HMV - leading the company’s entry into the pre-owned games market, strengthening the High Street retailer’s position in the boxed product market. With over 15 years of experience in games retail, Martin was also instrumental in the early growth of Gamestation.
Martin is the latest respected industry figure to join Green Man’s senior management team, as it strengthens itself for further expansion, with backing from Eden Ventures. GMG now sells more than 1,000 games from 95 publishers to core gamers in over 155 countries around the world, and operated regionalized stories with local partners in four European territories, including the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland – and its partnership with Gaikai allows gamers to try major releases before they buy.
Martin Baxter, Head of Trading, Green Man Gaming, said:
“It’s a very exciting time to be joining Green Man Gaming, as the market continues to evolve. Consumers are still in love with gaming, but their consumption habits and content delivery is rapidly changing. Green Man Gaming is a young and enthusiastic company that shares my vision and passion for shaping the future of the market.”
Paul Sulyok, Managing Director, Green Man Gaming, added:
“We’ve been strengthening our senior management team over the last few months as we position Green Man Gaming for the next stage of our evolution, and Martin’s role as Head of Trading is central to this growth. He’s a proven and respected figure in the games industry, and I’m confident he will help to further develop our rapidly growing E-commerce proposition.”