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 Expert  731495

Expert in Video, Mobile and Tablet Games, Social Games, Computer Games, MMOGs, MMOs, Console Games


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert is the Founder of Expert's Firm, a specialist strategy, research and commercial consultancy focused on computer and video games, mobile and tablet games, social games and online gaming. Expert has worked with games and media industry companies, private equity and hedge fund investors providing investment, acquisition, market entry, strategy development and commercial optimisation advice. Previously, Expert was a senior analyst at European investment bank Durlacher, specializing in the computer and video games and Internet industries. He has over 17 years of experience of the games industry. He has consulted to over 85 different international telecoms, media, financial and games companies, advised numerous governments on games industry issues and authored dozens of reports and articles on all aspects of the global games industry.
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computer game

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online gaming

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video game


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1994   BA   Medieval History   Manchester University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Founder, director

 


1996 to 2003

 

Durlacher PLC

 

Senior analst, Games and Internet

 

At various stages equity analyst, corporate finance analyst, market analyst and consultant specialising exclusively in the consumer games and internet industries.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Qualification: IFS (Interpretation of Financial Statements)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Authored over a dozen games industry reports published by a variety of organisations

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - TIGA  
 - Screen Digest  
 - NESTA  
 - Screen Digest  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role  
2010 to 2010   DotGovLab (UK)   Games industry advisor  
2007 to 2007   UKTI/DTI (UK)   Games industry advisor  
2007 to 2007   Enterprise Ireland   Games Industry advisor  
2011 to 2011   Malta Enterprise   Games Industry advisor  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert worked with a large international private equity company to define and size the games industry, explain current commercial and corporate finance trends in the sector and then to identify and profile acquisition opportunities that met the client's strict criteria within the European games industry.
  • Expert worked with the senior strategy team at a major international media company running workshops and providing written reports on the state and scale of the international games market, breaking it down into numerous subsets and explaining the commercial, demographic and geographic differences between them. This yielded a new games strategy at the client which ultimately led to the investment in, and subsequent acquisition of, a games development studio, all of which Expert was asked to work on.
  • Expert was brought in by the board of a large, venture capital-backed massively multiplayer online games company to provide an independent assessment of the commercial viability of its games projects. The client then retained Expert to provide recommendations for commercial optimisation of these projects.
  • Expert worked with a multi-national mobile telecoms company providing it with a detailed profile of the mobile games industry and a specific focus on the rapidly growing mobile social games market and the commercial and investment opportunities presented to the client therein.
  • Expert consulted to the senior management at a major, venture capital-backed international online games company, providing it with a detailed perspective on its competitive positioning, what best commercial practice was being employed elsewhere in the market and how it could apply these lessons to its own products and services.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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Market Research:
I have been a regular author of games industry reports including the first major report to profile and size the casual online games market and a report assessing the role and future of Big Media companies such as Viacom, Disney and Warner Bros in games. I am also a business columnist for Develop magazine (a long-established games development industry print/online publication) and have been quoted and featured extensively on all categories of news media throughout my career.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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