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Sales

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Andrew Church
Global Commercial Director

Commercial Director Andrew has 20 years of experience working in the games industry. He loves to support his local rugby team, Bath, and is a big fan of the Battlefield series.

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Darryl Grant
Sales Director

Darryl’s been working in the media sales industry for 15 years, and when not ‘playing’ Street Fighter, is found testing out his skills in real life combat sports.

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Jason Gottlieb
North American Sales Director

Jason’s been working in US advertising and marketing since 2010, and when he isn’t helping out our US clients, he loves to root on the New York Yankees with his family.

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Julian Castillo
Account Executive - USA

Our US Account Executive Julian has been working within gaming for 7 years! It’s fair to say that he’s pretty passionate about games, with Deep Rock Galactic, Destiny 2 and Minecraft being among his favourites. When Julian isn’t gaming, he likes to go hiking and watch his favourite films, like Toy Story. He also enjoys the finer things in life, like a glass of most excellent wine.

 

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Matthew Novick
Account Director - USA

When USA Account Director, Matthew isn’t working, you’ll find him playing Halo, Djing or off on his next adventure travelling the world. Outside of being a globe trotter, Matthew can be found watching utter classics such as Wayne’s World, Godfather 2 and Kill Bill!

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Phil Jones
Key Account Manager
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Chris Hermitage
Digital Sales Account Manager

Account Manager Chris often spends his free time playing football and watching sports.

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Matty Brown
Account Manager

Matty has been working in the games industry for four years, and in his spare time you can often find him fighting his way through a Dark Souls game

Sam Packer
Sales Account Executive

Sales Account Executive Sam has been working in both sales and agency-side roles for 3 years and when he’s not at work, he’s portraying a wise, old and surprising tall gnome in Dungeons & Dragons. He also loves to have a blast on Rock Band 3 with his siblings!

Publisher Support

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Pin-Ju Chiang
COO

Pin-Ju is a big board game fan and particularly loves Betrayal at House on The Hill. She’s been working in the games industry for three years and enjoys spending her spare time hiking.

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Rob Brett
Programmatic Director

Rob’s got 22 years of experience within digital publishing, and loves to kick back on the weekend with a spot of sailing.

Jason Ashdown
Head of Engineering

Jason has been working within the industry for 14 years but he used to manage fan-made sites for MapleStory (Mapletip.com) in 2004-08, and Worms Armageddon (Gaming Clan) in 2002-05! His all-time favourite film is Ghostbusters and he loves to dabble in music, playing the guitar mostly! When not at work, Jason loves to go camping and would love to go back to Tokyo one day.

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Yuliana Lobay
Programmatic Manager

Programmatic manager Yuliana has been working within gaming for nearly 4 years. When it comes to gaming, Yuliana goes for something a little more retro and will play anything from the 90s!

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Ryan Napolitano
Network Partnership Manager

Ryan’s been working in gaming for three years, but in his free time, he’s a hip-hop and RnB producer.

Louis Smith
Network Operations Executive

Louis’s favourite game is Gran Turismo, and when he’s not hiking with his dog, he’ll be found booking his next trip to Barcelona!

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Elspeth Hinde
Head of Platform Products

Product Manager Elspeth has been working in the industry for 2 years and is a huge Dungeons & Dragons player. Spinning a good yarn, Elspeth also loves to write short stories and novels and can often be found getting into the latest board game or re-watching The Princess Bride!

George Foley
Project Administrator

Project Administrator loves travelling to Italy when he can but when he’s not jet setting, can be found delving into the world of Skyrim.

James Williams
Network Account Manager

James is our newest Network Account Manager! His favourite game is Football Manager and he loves a bit of theatre, NFL and the occasional board game!

Sam Grant
Network Operations Executive

Network Operations Executive Sam is an official judge for Pokemon and plays competitively for both the TCG and VGC. He’s also hugely into Dungeons & Dragons, reading comics and the new Batman film!

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Lee Thompson
Network Operations Manager

Lee’s favourite game is Hyper Light Drifter, and when he’s not adventuring around mystical worlds, he can usually be found in the front row of a gig.

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Georgia Edwards
Web Developer

Web Developer Georgia has been working within the gaming industry for 3 years and is a huge fan of Dungeon & Dragons! When she’s not slaying beasts, you’ll find Georgia hiking, and volunteering in outreach projects.

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Nirali Thakrar
Programmatic Account Manager

Nirali loves travelling on adventures and has a goal of reaching 30 countries before turning 30 (with only 2 to go!). When she’s not globetrotting, you’ll find Nirali at the gym or cooking up a storm, while potentially watching Matilda or Hocus Pocus!

Delivery

Kelly Pask
Head of Campaign Management
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Jason Hockridge
Head of Delivery

When Jason isn’t speeding around a Go Kart track, you can find him playing one of his favourite games, Resident Evil

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Bryony Huzar
Head of Ad Ops

When Bryony’s not playing her way through the Age of Empire series, you can find her at a night class learning Italian!