After twelve years at Babel Media Ben Wibberley has taken on a new role at Hollywood talent agency William Rubin.
Wibberley co-founded Babel and oversaw the development of the business into one the biggest names in games outsourcing thanks to its global QA and testing operation.
"The decision to leave Babel was not an easy one,” he told MCV. “I am very proud of what we have achieved with the company, the growth we have undergone and the way we have helped shape and define outsourced services.
"I’d also like to thank the operational and production teams at Babel, these are the people on the ground and without their hard work, late nights and dedication none of this would have been possible."
Babel’s VP of sales and marketing Keith Russell added: “I wish Ben all the best, he remains a friend, I think he is doing exactly the right thing for him, I know I’ll miss our witty conf calls as much as Barclaycard will miss his expenses!”
Wibberley is tasked with getting the William Rubin Agency much closer the games industry and digital content.
"I believe that our industry, although constantly evolving, is on the brink of a major sea change that will revolutionize the way that we work and that we should look to other entertainment industries to see the lessons, both good and bad, that we can learn from them.
He explained: "I’ll be working on offering publishing, business management, consultancy and facilitation services to game developers, distributors, service companies and publishers, as well as media, entertainment and consumer based industries that want to extend and maximize their IP, presence and ROI in interactive entertainment."