Santa Clara, Calif.– August 27, 2010– PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for digital goods, social networks, online games, and videos, today announces the appointment of Stevie Case as VP of Sales and Business Development. In her new position, Case will be responsible for generating new business leads as well as supporting the overall sales team on existing business initiatives and partnerships.
"Stevie is a widely respected figure in the gaming industry and she has a combination of passion, professionalism, and knowledge that is unmatched,” said Karl Mehta, CEO of PlaySpan. "We are very exciting to add her talents and business acumen to our work force, where we will be able to leverage her experience and contacts to expand our presence globally.”
"It’s great to be a part of PlaySpan’s seasoned executive team and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s overall success," said Case.“PlaySpan has an impressive track record and boasts relationships with some of the biggest brands in the business. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with the clear industry leader and help prepare our customers and partners for the next phase of industry growth.”
Ms. Case is a well-recognized figure in the game industry and considered a pioneer as one of the first professional female gamers in the world. Case most recently served as the Senior Director of Business Development at LiveGamer and prior to that served as Director of Business Development and Sales at Tira Wireless.
Stevie first gained industry acclaim when she defeated John Romero in a Quake deathmatch. Shortly thereafter, she joined Ion Storm, then went on to co-found Monkeystone Games with Romero and id Software veteran Tom Hall, where she served as CEO.
Stevie has been named by Working Woman Magazine as“20 Women to Watch in Business Under 30,” and has been acknowledged by PC Gamer as one of the“Next Game Gods.”
About PlaySpan, Inc.
PlaySpan TM is the global leader in monetization solutions for more than 1,000 online games, social networks and online videos. PlaySpan’s patent-pending in-game digital goods commerce and micropayment platform enables publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.
PlaySpan provides global payments platform through its UltimatePay TM product, which enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly in-app purchases using over 85 global payment methods in 180 countries. UltimatePay includes PlaySpan’s ULTIMATE GAME CARD ® , the #1 selling multi-game pre-paid card, available in over 48,000 retail locations across North America and a growing list of countries worldwide.
PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Ohio, Virginia, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. The company has won over 11 awards in past 3 years including 2010 OnMedia Top 100 and won the 2009 OnHollywood Category Award for Best Company in Gaming category.
For more information about PlaySpan, visit: http://corp.playspan.com
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