Tuesday, November 03, 2009

GameStop Announces New Senior Vice President and GM of Digital Business

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced Shawn D. Freeman has joined the company as Senior Vice President and GM of Digital Business, a newly created position within the company.

As a member of GameStop’s senior management team based out of the company’s corporate offices in Grapevine, Freeman is responsible for overseeing and cultivating the company’s digital business strategy. He will work with GameStop’s recently formed Digital Ventures group to maximize the company’s online retail and digital aggregation business. Key to this strategy will be employing a multi-channel approach that embraces GameStop’s more than 6,200 stores across the globe as well as the company’s commerce-enabled Web site GameStop.com.

"Adding an accomplished online business veteran and visionary such as Shawn to our team demonstrates our commitment to establishing a world-class e-commerce and digital business platform that fortifies our leadership in the multi-channel video game entertainment industry,” said Daniel DeMatteo, Chief Executive Officer, GameStop. "Shawn will help bring together and integrate key components to our digital strategy to not only participate in emerging trends in casual, online and mobile gaming, but shape, lead and create new market opportunities.”

Freeman has almost 20-years senior management experience building and leading online businesses for several noteworthy companies in a variety of industries, including travel, mobile and live entertainment. Most recently he was president of Chicago-based Ticketsnow.com and senior vice president of resale for Ticketmaster North America where he was responsible for all of Ticketmaster’s resale operations in North America, including key resale partnerships with the NFL and NHL. Previously he was the chief technology officer and general manager of the direct-to-consumer business for Handango.com, a smartphone content retailer with more than 16,000 content partners, on-device application partners, and direct-to-consumer Internet distribution network. Prior to that he was chief information officer for Hotels.com responsible for building and managing one of the world’s leading online travel sites. Additionally he was the founder of Big Theory LLC/Focus 2, a boutique e-commerce consulting company that was acquired by Worldwide Xceed Group, a publicly traded global consulting company, where he served as a member of the senior executive team managing key Fortune 500 accounts such as Hilton Hotels and Herman Miller.

About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,333 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates an e-commerce site, GameStop.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.

via welt.de

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