Today Turbine, makers of Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online and Asheron's Call announced a new Vice President of Corporate and Business Development in Nate Jones. The new appointee will be responsible for overseeing worldwide content licensing partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions for Turbine.
TURBINE expands leadership team
Nate Jones to Lead Corporate and Business Development for Online Entertainment LeaderÂ
WESTWOOD, MA Â May 26, 2009 Â Turbine, Inc., the premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities, today announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. Nate Jones will be responsible for overseeing worldwide content and licensing partnerships, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions for the company.
ÂNate brings extensive strategic planning and corporate dealmaking experience to our executive team that will be crucial as Turbine scales its global operations,Â said Jim Crowley, President and CEO of Turbine, Inc.Â ÂWe continue to add firepower to our senior team and NateÂs strong record both as an investment banker and as a senior executive in the gaming industry will be a great asset to our growing business and we are delighted to have him join our team.Â
Most recently, Jones held the position of Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Glu Mobile Inc., one of the largest publicly traded mobile game publishers. Â While at Glu, he drove the acquisitions of Mig and Superscape as well as strategic initiatives focused on the iPhone and other gaming platforms.Â Prior to his tenure at Glu, Nate was a Vice President at Lazard, one of the worldÂs preeminent financial advisory firms, where he focused on technology and media mergers and acquisitions and advised both established and emerging organizations in the video games industry including Microsoft, EA, Jagex and Major League Gaming, among others.
ÂTurbine has a great reputation for bringing critically acclaimed and globally recognized gaming experiences to the market,Â said Jones. ÂAs one of very few leaders in the massively multiplayer online games space, Turbine is in a unique position.Â IÂm thrilled to join the team and look forward to working with both new and existing partners to extend our leadership and realize the CompanyÂs full potential.Â
Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator, operator and publisher of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities.Â Turbine is the largest privately held online gaming studio in North America and was recently chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies, a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media.Â The company has created some of the worldÂs most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings OnlineÂ, Dungeons & Dragons OnlineÂ and Asheron's CallÂ®.Â For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.