22nd January 2019. Sheffield, UK. Sumo Digital today announced the appointment of Dean Trotman as Commercial Director, responsible for driving the commercial strategy to meet the overall business targets and objectives across its UK and India studios.
Dean has over 20 years of industry experience, as Commercial Director at Sega Europe and Acquisitions Director at Codemasters, that he brings to the expanding studios of Sumo Digital.
Paul Porter, Co-founder and Managing Director of Sumo Digital said, "With our increasing development capacity I'm delighted to have Dean on board. His knowledge and experience will stand us in good stead as we continue to grow the organisation."
Dean Trotman, Commercial Director, Sumo Digital said, "I've admired and respected Sumo for many years, so it's an honour to become part of such a progressive, passionate, and expert development group".
Sumo Digital acquired two new studios in 2018, the former CCP studios in Newcastle, and The Chinese Room in Brighton.
About Sumo Digital
Founded in 2003, award-winning Sumo Digital employs over 500 staff across its five studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle & Brighton (The Chinese Room), UK and Pune, India. Developing successful games across all platforms and genres, Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and Disney Interactive. Current titles in development include 'Crackdown 3', in collaboration with Microsoft, 'Dead Island 2' for Koch Media, 'Project Nova' for CCP Games and 'Team Sonic Racing' for Sega. Sumo Digital is part of the Sumo Group plc.
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