Jagex appoints David Solari as Chief Marketing Officer
Former Codemasters Vice Oresident and General Manager appointed to oversee Jagex's marketing efforts
UK, Cambridge, 23rd February 2012 — Jagex Games Studio, the UK’s largest independent games developer and publisher, today announced that David Solari has joined the online company as the Chief Marketing Officer. Solari, who has over a decade’s industry experience working with online MMOs, will oversee all Jagex’s Marketing activities.
Speaking of his new post, Solari said; “Having worked in the digital games space for many years, I have followed Jagex’s incredible success and growth with great interest. The company’s strength in pioneering free-to-play browser games is inspiring. This role presents a huge and exciting challenge for me. I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to working with this terrific team as we drive toward our goal of making Jagex the online entertainment destination in the years to come.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO said; “It’s with great pleasure that I welcome David to the Jagex family. David’s leadership, online experience, gravitas and passion for games will help fortify an already successful team. On a personal note, David is an all round great guy and a perfect match for Jagex DNA.”
Solari has spent the last 14 years working at Codemasters, serving most recently as Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online Gaming. In this role, Solari oversaw the release of numerous successful online titles including Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Archlord and RF Online.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Solari will take ownership of all Jagex marketing activities in what is scheduled to be one of the most significant years in the studio’s history. Solari’s expertise marketing digital entertainment will perfectly compliment the continued development plans for RuneScape, the world’s most popular F2P MMO, as well as the opportunity to shape the marketing strategies for Jagex’s new games due for release in 2012.
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.
Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com, recently Jagex launched 8realms.com a ground breaking browser tactical strategy game.
In addition to RuneScape, Jagex and has released a series of #1 iPhone games including BounceDown, StarCannon, Miner Disturbance and Undercroft.
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