Marmalade appoints former Electronic Arts VP Harvey Elliott as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
LONDON, 22nd June 2012: Marmalade, a leading cross-platform mobile app development platform, today announced the appointment of Harvey Elliott as its new Managing Director & COO. The appointment, effective immediately, sees Harvey taking-on business and operational leadership of Marmalade and its Ideaworks Game Studio division. With a career spanning nearly 20 years' in the videogame industry, most recently as VP & General Manager at Electronic Arts, Harvey has led the creation of over 30 videogame titles including the Harry Potter franchise.
“I am delighted to join Marmalade at a pivotal moment for the app economy”, said Harvey Elliott, MD & COO, Marmalade. “By embracing cross-platform development, Marmalade is democratising the innovation of app developers and unleashing creativity. Developers must be able to spread apps and games cross-platform without compromising performance.”
Niall Murphy, CEO of Marmalade, said: “We’re very pleased to have Harvey join Marmalade’s leadership team. The company and the market are developing rapidly, and Harvey’s proven track record in developing and delivering complex products across multiple territories will be a great asset as he drives our next phase of growth: to expand the reach of Marmalade around the world. With the successful launch of Marmalade 6.0 SDK, and the extension of support to include HTML5, we continue to affirm ourselves as a world leader in cross-platform technology.”
Harvey added “It is clear that the Marmalade technology provides an extremely valuable solution to all mobile, game and app developers and I am excited about building its reach around the world. Niall leads an amazing team of people, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my skills to help grow Marmalade’s global leadership position.”
The Marmalade SDK is a cross-platform development environment for rich apps and games on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other embedded platforms. Marmalade allows developers to compile a single codebase with no loss of performance, to native CPU instructions, then deploy apps easily to all iOS, Android, bada and BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as other platforms including selected smart TV platforms.
Marmalade has been adopted by thousands of developers around the world, including leading publishers and has enabled a number of high profile, high performance AAA titles and many #1 games on the Apple App Store. Well known titles including Draw Something, Call of Duty, Cut the Rope, Lara Croft, Need for Speed, BackBreaker and many more choose Marmalade as their cross-platform tool of choice.
Headquartered in London, Marmalade also has an office in San Francisco and is backed by a number of high profile strategic investors, including ARM Holdings plc., the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH).
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