Mark Stanger, General Manager EMEA, Skybound Games
Mark Stanger is the EMEA General Manager for Skybound Games. In this role he focuses on international retail activity and oversees the European based team. He also supports commercial activity across merchandise, board games, and events.
Prior to joining Skybound Games, Mark completed over 25 years’ experience in games publishing. From the pioneering days of Philips CDi and the first home entertainment systems, Mark went on to join the ranks of Microprose in the early 90s as video games started to become an established entertainment category with games such as Civilisation, Railroad Tycoon and the X-Com series; from Microprose Mark joined Eidos where we initially focused on International distribution and licensing activity and the development of brands such as Tomb Raider, Championship Manager and Hitman. In 2002 Mark was asked to lead the creation of the Eidos New Media Group as they became one of the first publishers to focus on emerging online and mobile technologies.
Since leaving Eidos in 2004 Mark has remained fully involved in the European Video Games scene with several long-term consultancy contracts with the likes of Warner Bros, Samsung, and Kontagent. In recent years Mark’s work with Multiplay and Game Group has focused on the commercial development of gaming events and eSports.