MCV Jobs Weekly: Google Ambassadors, Walsh joins Xaitment, new Koelnmesse COO

In MCV’s latest rundown of the industry’s hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, the search is on for Google Chromebook Ambassadors, Havok’s Mike Walsh joins Xaitment and Koelnmesse hires a new COO.


Positions are now available for three Google Chromebook Brand Ambassadors located. The successful applicants will be posted to retail stores in Thurrock, Birmingham and on Tottenham Court Road, and will give customers hands-on time with the forthcoming device.

They will also be brand ambassadors and representatives for Google, so a passionate knowledge about Chromebooks, cloud computing and techology is required.

For more information on the requirements for this position, click here

TOP FIVE VACANCIES – week ending August 12th

Infinite – Google Brand Ambassador for Chromebooks

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) – European Product Manger

THQ Asia Pacific – Senior Product Manager, Core Gaming (THQ APAC)

THQ Asia Pacific – Senior Accountant – Financial Planning & Analysis

THQ Asia Pacific – European Market Analyst


XAITMENT – Havok’s Walsh takes CEO role

AI developer Xaitment has announced the appointment of Mike Walsh as its new CEO.

Walsh previously served as the vice president of worldwide sales at Havok and will lead the company as it expands its sales efforts in the Americas and Asia.

He replaces Andreas Gerber, who takes on the newly created position of COO.

Using his 16 years of experience within the video game and technology industries, Walsh will head up Xaitment’s worldwide operations from the company’s San Francisco office.

I am really honoured to be joining the team at Xaitment at such an important time in the company’s evolution,” said Walsh.


The home of Gamescom has appointed Katharina Hamma to the newly created position of chief operating officer.

She was previously an authorised officer of the Messe Mnchen trade fair company and will take up her new role on October 1st.

Hamma added: Koelnmesse is obviously oriented toward growth. I’m looking forward to this new challenge and to coming into contact with new and dynamic business sectors.”

ANTIGRAV – Peripherals specialist hires new account manager

Christine Minto has been hired by AntiGrav Media as independent sales account manager.

She joined on August 1st and replaces Heena Lakhani, who has left to join financial services firm Twice2much.

Minto comes from a background in mortgages and events. In her new role, she will be responsible for 40 of the peripherals specialist’s established customers. She will also bring new clients to AntiGrav.

I have been made to feel very welcome by all the staff,” said Minto. I am now looking forward to progressing with them and to a great future in sales within the games industry.”

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