Sumo Digital expands studio management team

UK developer Sumo Digital has announced the arrival of five new members to its studio management team as it prepares to expand into new offices in Sheffield and Nottingham. 

David Wilton joins the board as group CFO and will report directly to Sumo Group CEO Carl Cavers, while Gary Dunn has joined as portfolio director, Jim Woods as senior development director, Scott Kirkland as development director, and Martin Conner as studio design director. 

Pictured left to right: David Wilton, Gary Dunn and Jim Woods

Meanwhile, co-founder Paul Porter will now also take on the title of managing director of Sumo Digital to reflect the role he’s already been performing for some time during the hiring process. He said: "Adding this level of expertise and experience further strengthens the team as we continue to grow and build our world class studios.”

Pictured left to right: Martin Connor and Scott Kirkland

Gary Dunn, who previously lead development at Codemasters and Sega and managed to growth of Creative Assembly and Sports Interactive, added: “Having worked with Sumo for over a decade, it was an easy decision to join the team as it prepares for explosive growth across their studios in the UK and India.”

Meanwhile, the firm will now stretch across two studios in Sheffield and Nottingham, where its new premises will house additional state of the art development facilities. Sumo Digital was recently responsible for puzzle hit Snake Pass, and is currently working on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Crackdown 3. 

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