Rovio opens up an office in Palo Alto and nominates Peter Vesterbacka as the head of North American Operations.
Peter is no stranger to the mobile ecosystem. He has had an impressive 14-year career with HP, and he has been at the forefront of mobile business development. Among other achievements, Peter is one of the founders of Mobile Monday, the global open community platform for mobile visionaries.
Rovio North America will focus on delivering games for different device and platform manufacturers, and for different app stores.
"I'm extremely happy to have Peter on board. His considerable experience and solid business prowess will accelerate our operations and give a significant boost to our business. That's why we have given Peter not only the managing position, but also the title of Mighty Eagle, according to the super-powered character starring in Angry Birds," says Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
"ItÂs super exciting to take charge of the new operation and help Rovio find its true wings in North America. Right now we have a definite hit in Angry Birds, but I am sure that our trajectory will take us quite a bit further. Rovio is exactly the kind of company that will challenge existing preconceptions and dogmas and lead the next big change in the gaming business," says Peter.
Mikael Hed Tel. +358-50-300-8250
Peter Vesterbacka Tel. +1-650-704-4220 / +358-50-555-2682