King.com Strengthens Management Team with Industry Veteran
LOS ANGELES and LONDON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Leading cross-platform social games company, King.com, today announced that it is adding digital and social media industry veteran Mark Charkin to its executive management team.
Charkin becomes King.com’s executive vice president of global business development and ad sales based in King’s London headquarters reporting to CEO, Riccardo Zacconi. Following King.com’s recent successes and milestones within its new cross-platform social games initiatives, Charkin will work with the executive team to continue driving the company’s growth on Facebook, mobile and tablet platforms.
Charkin brings over 15 years of experience working with leading social and online media companies. He joins King.com after serving as an executive consultant to multinationals and start-ups, including Endemol, BrightRoll, Moviepilot and Habit Industries. Previously, Charkin was global vice president of sales at Bebo, where he devised and implemented the company’s pioneering commercial models for advertising and engagement marketing, and drove the company’s expansion into Asia, Europe and the US. He was also part of the management team that led Bebo’s record-breaking acquisition of $850 million to AOL Time Warner. Other leadership positions Charkin has held include the Head of EMEA regional sales for MSN; head of sales at Lycos, UK; and global sales executive at Business News America, based in Chile.
“We are excited to have Mark on our executive team and look forward to tapping into his rich digital and social media experience to firmly place King.com as a clear leader in the cross-platform social games space,” said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO, King.com.
With over 27 million unique visitors and more than 600 million games played per month globally, King.com is a leading developer of cross-platform casual games. King.com offers more than 200 exclusive games in 14 languages across the globe through its premier destination, King.com (www.king.com), on Facebook and on mobile devices. King.com is the exclusive provider of online games for leading global portals, websites and media companies. King.com has offices in London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Milan and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.king.com.
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