Dave Bradley joins from Future,Creative Assembly names new COO and HansHartmann joins Oculus.
Steel Media appoints new operations manager
The Pocket Gamer publisher has appointed Dave Bradley as operations manager.
Bradley joins from Future, where he first started as staff writer in 1997. His most recent position was editor-in-chief of Future’s Film Group. He was in charge of the teams behind SFX, Total Film, Comic Heroes and Crime Scene.
Managing director Chris James commented: We’re delighted to welcome Dave Bradley, a media veteran with 20 years experience at the highest level of the games and entertainment media markets.”
Bradley added: I’m thrilled to be joining Steel Media in its 10th anniversary year. I’ve long admired the way Chris and his talented team have been first to cover so many emerging trends, and the way they’ve expanded creatively.
Steel has been part of the ever-growing mobile games business since the start and with its conferences, websites and apps, it continues to lead the way. There’s fantastic potential to bring this content to a wide audience and I’m excited about how I can help shape the company for its next 10 years.”
Creative Assembly hires new COO
The British studio named industry veteran Gareth Edmondson as its new COO. He previously held the position of CEO at mobile publisher Thumbstar Games for over four years. Before that, he worked as managing director at Ubisoft’s Reflections studio.
Edmondson said: The prospect of working for one of the most respected studios in the business, with such tremendous development calibre, is a huge privilege, especially in a role which will enable me to provide strategic direction.”
Studio director Tim Heaton added: We are proud to announce Gareth’s arrival at Creative Assembly and the team are looking forward to the positive impact which his wealth of experience will undoubtedly bring. As the largest developer in the UK, strengthening the leadership team here at Creative Assembly is key to our continued success and Gareth will be a major asset in this regard.”
Hans Hartmann joins Oculus
Former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmannhas been appointed as Oculus’ COO. He is replacing Laird Malamed who is heading to the firm’s Seattle office to serve as VP and GM.
Malamed stated: Hans joins Oculus at an incredible time as we grow out of our start-up roots and into a global company. I’m excited about everything that Hans brings to Oculus.”