Award-winning industry leader takes on leadership of Funcom in North America
Miguel Caron appointed as CEO of Funcom Games Canada Inc.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - January 7th, 2010 - Funcom - the highly acclaimed independent developer and publisher of online games - is delighted to announce a key nomination for its newly established Montreal based company, Funcom Games Canada. The award-winning Miguel Caron - who brings with him over 15 years of organizational leadership experience - has been appointed to serve as the CEO for Funcom Games Canada Inc.
"We are thrilled to have Miguel join us at Funcom," says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. "Our Montreal based Company is central to a string of new business initiatives in Funcom, both in the high-end MMO space and in the casual MMO space. Mr. Caron will be instrumental in developing and expanding those initiatives. We have already found Quebec and Montreal to be an excellent location for business and we look forward to further expand our operations here under the leadership for Miguel."
Miguel Caron has a proven track record of driving strong, sustainable revenue and productivity gains within highly competitive national and global markets. Mr. Caron will take on leadership of several strategic initiatives for Funcom, in several different areas of the exciting MMO games segment. One of his first mandates will be to lead the growth in employees at the Montreal company.
"Funcom is renowned for quality productions such as 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' and the 'Longest Journey' series. I have found its management team to be extremely competent, which is of course a key aspect of being successful in such a competitive market. I look forward to bringing my business experience to help that management team generate even more value to all Funcom stakeholders," stated Miguel Caron, the newly appointed CEO of Funcom Games Canada.
Mr. Caron has led successful public and private businesses such Lyrtech Inc. He was instrumental to the growth of many high-tech companies and won many awards like the Arista price for best young entrepreneur of the year for mid and large size company as well as the Deloitte Canadian Fast 50.
Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of online games, and was founded in 1993. There are currently over 300 talented individuals from over 35 different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway, China, Switzerland, Canada and the US. This makes Funcom one of the most multi-cultural game development studios in the world. The company is responsible for multiple award-winning titles such as the 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' and 'Anarchy Online' MMOs, as well as the 'The Longest Journey' and 'Dreamfall' adventure games.