Juan Montes Joins Telcogames
Industry Veteran Juan Montes has joined Telcogames as Chairman
Montes joins Telcogames with a long and well established pedigree in console and mobile video games. His previous roles have included; Vice President of Software Development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Vice President & CTO (EMEA) Mobile Content & Solutions for Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and MD Europe for Jamdat (acquired by Electronic Arts NASDAQ:ERTS).
Montes extensive experience includes six years at SCEE where he was instrumental in the launch and establishment of the Sony PlayStation platform in Europe, the establishment of Motorolas' mobile entertainment business unit followed by establishing the European arm of Jamdat Mobile.
Juan founded and operates the advisory company, Digital Content & Media Limited, where he provides strategic, operational and corporate advice to companies in the mobile entertainment sector and Venture Capital firms.
Montes is currently a non-executive director of Distinctive Developments. He was recently a non-executive director of Pocket Group, sold to WIN PLC on the 21st of January 2008. He is acknowledged as a key leader in the mobile gaming sector.
"I am delighted to be joining Telcogames at this exciting time for them and the industry at large. 2008 already feels like a year of change in the mobile industry and Telcogames are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this. It is for these reasons that I am joining Telcogames and I hope that with my experience and knowledge I will provide advice and direction to take the business forward", Juan Montes said
"2007 has been a challenging year for Telcogames and for many in the mobile games sector. We are delighted to have secured someone of Juan's calibre joining us as Chairman. This will assist us greatly in continuing to drive growth as a business and addressing some of the institutional issues that remain in the sector. We see 2008 as the year for consolidation in the mobile games sector and Juan has a rare combination of M&A experience coupled with console and mobile video games sector expertise. This will prove invaluable to Telcogames now and in the future. "said Jamie Conyngham, CEO, Telcogames.
Montes replaces interim Chairman Hans Lindroth and his appointment is effective immediately.
Telcogames are currently launching their deployment platform and multiplay products worldwide and will be discussing these and other initiatives at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress, formerly 3GSM.
Headquartered in London, Telcogames is a global distributor of quality mobile games across all major formats including Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux, J2ME and Brew. The company distributes mobile games to tier 1-3 carriers globally and are regarded as the leader in <off-portal> distribution. Telcogames' portfolio of games consists of the best mobile games from over 100 different companies. Telcogames is privately owned, and has offices in London, Liverpool, Seoul, Norrkoping, Tel Aviv and Sydney through its recent acquisition of multiplay provider Viva La Mobile.