Karlsruhe, Germany - Oct. 10, 2011 - Gameforge AG, Europe's leading provider of online games, has appointed Seth Iorio to their management board as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Starting immediately, Iorio will belong to the management boards of both companies, and be instrumental in expediting the integration of both. In his new position at Gameforge, Iorio is responsible for human resources, community management, customer care and localisation.
"Seth Iorio brings extensive expertise to the management board of Gameforge AG," said Alexander Rösner, CEO and founder of Gameforge. "He has proven himself over many years, most recently at Frogster. It is good to have him back in a key position at Gameforge and I look forward to the role he is going to play in our expanding enterprise."
Until September 2010, Iorio was Vice President of Business Development at Gameforge. In October 2010, he switched over as executive director to Berlin subsidiary Frogster where he has held the position of COO since January 2011. Gameforge acquired the majority of shares of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG in 2010. A profit transfer and control agreement between the two companies went into effect on August 29, 2011.
A business school graduate with many years of experience in the field of online games and Information Technlogy (IT), Iorio acted as an authorized signatory and vice president of Business Development at Gameforge and was responsible for business-critical areas such as customer communications, marketing, localization and human resources. In 2000, he founded Rabbit Software AG and managed it as CTO. Before joining Gameforge, Iorio also worked as an IT consultant for United Internet AG.
Gameforge is Europe's leading provider of online games. The company - based in Karlsruhe, Germany - currently offers 20 games in more than 50 languages and has more than 300 million registered users world-wide. Their portfolio includes two types of games: Client-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), including Europe's most successful MMO, Metin2, as well as 4Story and the European version of Wizard101; and top-quality browser-based games such as the award-winning Ikariam, OGame, and the upcoming Star Trek - Infinite Space. Gameforge currently has approximately 500 employees at their headquarters in Karlsruhe. In 2010, Gameforge won the "TOP JOB - Employer of the Year" award and was named one of Germany's best employers in 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute. For more information, please visit http://press.gameforge.com.
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