Redwood City, CA, December 10– Trion World Network (Trion), the publisher and developer of connected games and entertainment, today announced the appointment of two gaming industry veterans to executive leadership positions. Malcolm Dunne will serve as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Dorothy Ferguson will serve as Vice President of Sales. Both Dunne and Ferguson bring many years of experience from their respective fields to Trion, where they will immediately contribute to the company’s growth as members of the executive team.
Malcolm Dunne joins Trion as the Senior Vice President of Finance. A chartered accountant with over ten years of industry experience, Dunne has worked in some of the industry’s biggest publishers across three continents, including Electronic Arts and Capcom. At Capcom, Dunne served as European Finance Director and also as Director of Capcom Germany. Dunne joined Eidos in 2004 as a Group Financial Controller before becoming Chief Financial Officer for Eidos’ United States publishing operations. Most recently, Dunne was named the Interim Group CFO for Eidos’ parent company, SCiEntertainment Group, where he assisted the company in raising GBP 60 million to recapitalize the business.
Dorothy Ferguson brings her expertise to Trion as the newly appointed Vice President of Sales. A seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience in interactive entertainment, both in consumer products and e-business, Ferguson has worked with a variety of gaming companies including Maxis, NCsoft, and LucasArts where she served as the Senior Director of Global Sales. Ferguson recently served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NCsoft where she oversaw the company’s retail/distribution channel organization in North America, and worked to bring a number of prominent titles to market including City of Heroes, Lineage II, Guild Wars and City of Villains. In 2007 Ferguson was named one of the Top 100 Women in Gaming by Women In Games International. At Trion, Ferguson will oversee Trion’s worldwide sales strategy and work to expand new business opportunities.
“Dunne and Ferguson are both experts in their respective fields with years of outstanding experience,” said Lars Buttler, founder and CEO of Trion World Network.“These new executive hires represent Trion’s continued growth and dedication to attracting the best talent in the industry at all levels.”
About Trion World Network
Trion World Network, Inc. is the publisher and developer of games and original entertainment for the connected world. Trion provides groundbreaking new capabilities and content to revolutionize global entertainment by combining the best elements of online, gaming, and traditional media. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., and with development and technology studios in Austin, TX, and San Diego, Trion combines unrivaled experience and vision in the online entertainment industry with a world-class team of Internet and gaming veterans. Privately held, Trion investors include Act II Capital, Time Warner, Peacock Equity - the joint venture between GE Commercial Finance's Media, Communications&Entertainment business and NBC Universal - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) - a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company-, Rustic Canyon, DCM and Trinity Ventures. For more information, please visit www.trionworld.com
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