Room 8 Group has appointed Brian Waddle as President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Most recently Brian worked as North America & Japan Business Development for QLOC, focused on AAA game development, QA, and Localization. Before that, he served as President of Sales & Marketing at Virtuos and Global VP Sales & Marketing at Havok. In 2019 he also helped put together a group of investors that purchased Telltale Games. He will continue to sit on the Board of Telltale while taking on his new responsibilities at Room 8 Group.
In his role, Brian will oversee Sales & Marketing for Room 8 Group which is currently over 400 people and growing. He will support the Group's expansion to Canada, the UK, and Japan. Brian will be critical in driving a comprehensive go to market strategy targeted to better supporting industry and customer needs. He will work closely with both Room 8 Studio and Dragon’s Lake Entertainment to ensure a sound organizational structure in support of these important growth initiatives.
Brian’s games experience and professional background includes over 15 years at companies like Microsoft, Intel, Virtuos, Havok and others in executive roles related to both sales and marketing with the objective of overall company growth. Brian brings a wealth of industry knowledge, senior management talent, and trusted relationships to the Room 8 Group.
“I’m glad to welcome Brian as President of Sales & Marketing of Room 8 Group. With Brian on board, I am convinced that the Group's customers find even more value in all of our turn-key games solutions. He is extremely customer-focused, has built and maintained very strong senior level relationships and a solid reputation in the industry through positive results over the years, we are very excited to have him leading the team.”
CEO, Room 8 Group
Room 8 Group
Room 8 Group currently includes two business units, Dragon’s Lake Entertainment for console and PC game development and Room 8 Studio for all aspects of art production as well as mobile game development. The Group works with Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision, 505 Games, CD Projekt Red, Annapurna Interactive, Rovio, Gameloft, and others on the most innovative gaming and entertainment experiences on all platforms. https://room8.group/
Room 8 Studio
The Studio covers a range of hi-end solutions from free-to-play mobile gaming and high-end consoles porting to AAA game art, television and film animation, as well as cinematics and trailers business. In the market since 2011 with 320 professionals and growing, Room 8 Studio is the biggest and one of the oldest studios in Ukraine, with production and business sites in the USA, the UK, and Canada. The company is working with 5 out of global top 10 game publishers. https://room8studio.com/
Dragon’s Lake Entertainment
PC/console video games co-development studio focusing on IP incubation & enhancement as well as game development solutions & team augmentation. Built around industry professionals with a focus on AAA production who have worked on some of the most well known AAA titles over the years. The company has sites in Ukraine and the USA.