VIRTUOS APPOINTS DAN OFFNER AS ADVISOR TO THE BOARD AND BRIAN WADDLE AS GLOBAL PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING.

2016/05/26

VIRTUOS APPOINTS DAN OFFNER AS ADVISOR TO THE BOARD AND BRIAN WADDLE AS GLOBAL PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING.

Shanghai, China – May 26, 2016 – Virtuos a leading provider of game development services, today announced that Dan Offner has joined its Board as an Advisor and Brian Waddle is joining the Company as its Global President of Sales & Marketing.

"I'm excited to welcome Dan and Brian during this important time. Dan brings deep experience in growth company operations and investments, having been an early stage investor in Oculus VR (purchased by Facebook), Clutter (Series A and B lead by Sequoia), and other companies while also having previously served as the General Counsel for Oculus and many other interactive entertainment companies. Brian is widely recognized as one of the most talented sales professionals in the industry and I’m honored that he is taking-up the challenge of taking the Virtuos business and brand to the next level. I look forward to working with them and the rest of our team as we pursue our mission to develop the best games and art for publishers and developers worldwide," said Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos.

The appointment of Dan Offner to the Board will greatly strengthen the company’s corporate governance at a time when it has stepped out of start-up mode and is focused on managing growth sustainably, to occupy center-stage in the games industry. Having worked as the former General Counsel of Oculus VR, the outside General Counsel of Ubisoft, Double Fusion and THQ, Dan brings over 25 years of experience of interactive and digital entertainment business development and deal making.

“I am deeply honored and excited to serve on the board of Virtuos and to work with Gilles, Brian and the team on helping Virtuos scale its business to the next level.” said Dan Offner.

Brian Waddle will officially start on July 1st as Global President of Sales and Marketing, based out of Virtuos’ new SOMA San Francisco office. His appointment aims at creating more strategic collaborations with Virtuos clients, while expanding the impact Virtuos makes on their products and financials. He will also be responsible for positioning Virtuos as the number one choice for external game development. Brian comes with 25 years’ experience in business development, having previously held top management positions at Havok, Image Metrics and Microsoft, where he was responsible for managing the Sales & Marketing strategies. 

Brian Waddle commented : “I am excited to start this new challenge with Virtuos and joining a very successful international team. I am looking forward to working with the team as well as existing and new customers in this role. We will certainly focus on continuing to add value in our industry as it grows and rapidly changes.  I am very fortunate to be joining such a respected company which prides itself on top quality service and customer centric results”.

About Virtuos

Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios. For more information, please refer to: www.virtuosgames.com; Twitter @virtuosgames