Keek Names Interactive Entertainment and Gaming Pioneer Jamie King as Chief Product Officer
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- Keek, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that it has appointed Jamie King to the new position of Chief Product Officer. The King hire marks the third recent senior appointment for Keek. In April, Keek named a new CEO, Alexandra Cameron, and CMO, Lin Dai to its leadership team. King is an award-winning interactive entertainment pioneer with over 15 years of digital product experience. During his career, to date, King has been credited with over 90 top interactive gaming titles, always at the forefront of many of the latest innovations from console to mobile.
King will oversee the product team and his primary focus will be on delivering a compelling user experience, consistently improving upon the product offering and creating opportunities for the 67 million Keek members worldwide to share superior content, which is expected to result in deeper engagement. He will be expanding the product team in both New York and Toronto and will report to Keek CEO Alexandra Cameron.
King was Co-Founder and VP of Product Development at Rockstar Games, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Take Two Interactive, the video game developer and publisher best known for game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Red Dead and Manhunt. During his tenure at Rockstar, King managed over 750 employees, distributed globally across eight studios. In that role, he led teams of engineers, designers and artists in the development and production of best-selling video game titles. In 2007, King founded 4MM Games, and in his role as Chief Creative Officer, he designed and developed numerous branded games, including Def Jam Rapstar for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii video game consoles and Dog Show Friends for Facebook. Most recently he was running his own company, JAMIE INC., handling product development, across devices with a heavy focus on video, gaming and social. At JAMIE INC., King worked with several clients including Playscape, L+R, BWG, SA Studios Global and Soul & Vibe.
Keek CEO Alexandra Cameron said, "Jamie will bring tremendous leadership to our team from a user experience perspective. A core piece to our forward strategy is the acquisition of world-class talent and ground-breaking thinkers. Jamie fits that criteria. He has a wealth of knowledge in the youth product space and understands how young minds think, connect and like to be challenged. Most importantly, he understands the culturally significant role Keek plays in the lives of a new generation around the globe. Keek is social, video and mobile. Jamie gets how exciting that proposition is and we are excited about continuing to build something remarkable together." "I have always worked with innovative, game-changers. What Keek has done over the last few years is no exception" said King. "36 Seconds has proved to be just right for the 67 million users that have made us the dark horse in the video social space. You can't deny the momentum Keek has. We are not just a player in the category, we are going to define it. The kind of creativity we can expect is boundless and we're about to take a fantastic journey with Keekers around the world!" King has been named as a Top 100 Influential by NY Magazine. He is currently on the advisory boards of Soul & Vibe and BWG.
While the CPO is a newly created role for Keek, COO Troy Fraser had handled some of the product development responsibilities. Also effective today, Troy Fraser has moved onto other endeavors. Keek wishes to thank him for his efforts and wishes him much success in the future.
KEEK:Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 67 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages. Additional investor information can be found at www.sedar.com or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.
For further information relating to this news release, please contact: Alexandra Cameron Chief Executive Officer Keek Inc. 416.639.5335 email@example.com- or - Adrienne Scordato Atrium PR 917.402.5377 firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Keek Inc.