I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced that Leighton Webb has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Licensing for the company’s global business. Webb’s core role will be to drive the company’s overall content strategy as well as leading the licensing and publishing businesses.
Before joining I-play, Webb held the position of Vice President International Wireless for Fox Mobile Entertainment where he oversaw the company’s publisher and mobile operator relationships in Europe. Prior to Fox, Webb was an Executive Director and General Manager at America Online where he headed up content strategy and operations activity for the AOL Games Channel including AOL’s strategic relationship with Electronic Arts. He began his career at Ubi Soft Entertainment where he held management positions in product development and marketing in both Ubi Soft’s San Francisco and Paris offices.
David Gosen, CEO of I-play commented: “Leighton is a proven, knowledgeable and well respected player in the industry and we’re extremely pleased to have him on board. This is a real coup for I-play and as we embark on our next phase of growth, having someone like Leighton on board will provide a further boost to our content and licensing development plans. With over 15 years involvement at a managerial level in new media, entertainment and online gaming he is a vital new member of the senior management team bringing a wealth of credibility and invaluable experience to our business.”