SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viximo, the leading firm focused on optimizing and distributing social games for sites beyond Facebook, is opening a San Francisco base as it welcomes games industry veteran Sutton Trout to the company’s executive team to helm sales and business development. Viximo’s Bay Area growth and added executive power highlights the company’s dedication to its vision of helping both social networks and games companies to enhance their offerings with compelling entertainment content and systematic revenue support.
“We are thrilled to have Sutton on board,” Dale Strang, CEO, Viximo, said. “His experience in pioneering digital game distribution, combined with his many years in the games business is a critical asset to our fast-growing business. We look forward to being close to key partners and the industry in the Bay Area as well as growing our team further on both coasts.”
As the newest member of the Viximo team, Trout brings with him more than 15 years of video gaming industry experience working at video game industry stalwarts, ranging from publishers to media companies and services. Prior to joining Viximo, he served as vice president, digital content and technology sales, IGN Entertainment (acquired by Fox Interactive), where he ran content acquisition for IGN's digital distribution channel, Direct2Drive.com and FilePlanet.com. He also oversaw GameSpy Technologies' sales group, licensing proprietary technology to top game developers and publishers and enabling their games' online accessibility.
Trout’s long years on the publisher side include positions held at Sega of America, Sony Computer Entertainment, Eidos Interactive and Konami. He worked on the launch of the first PlayStation and helped transition the Tomb Raider video game franchise from the small screen to the silver screen.
“The opportunity to take social games onto new platforms to help them reach the massive untapped audience and connect players with increasingly more rewarding and rich game experiences in this new landscape is clear to me,” said Trout. “I have deep respect for the management team of Viximo, who are squarely focused on being the best, not just a pioneer in the expanding social games sector. I am delighted to join such a talented group.”
About Viximo, Inc.
Viximo is the largest platform that connects social app and game developers with numerous social networks across the web. With Viximo’s platform app game developers get access to over 60 million users across multiple social networks with a single easy implementation. Additionally, social networks are able to quickly set up a robust virtual currency, enable third parties to easily develop to their site, and instantly offer the highest quality social apps and games. For more information visit http://viximo.com or http://blog.viximo.com.