SAN MATEO, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Capcom(R) Entertainment, a
leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today
that Mark Beaumont has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of both
Capcom Entertainment, Inc., in North America and Capcom Entertainment
Europe, as well as maintaining his position on the Capcom Board of
Directors. Beaumont had been serving as Executive Vice President, Officer,
and head of the consumer software publishing business in North and South
America and Europe. Beaumont's promotion is effective as of April 1, 2008.
Beaumont has been with Capcom Entertainment since 2005, joining the
company as Senior VP, then promoted in 2007 to Executive Vice President and
Officer with additional responsibilities to oversee Capcom's European
business. Beaumont's responsibilities as COO now include growing and
managing Capcom's ambitious Western-focused development efforts, as well as
the company's pan-Western licensing activities, in addition to the US and
European consumer software responsibilities held previously.
"Since joining Capcom in 2005, Mark has been the driving force behind
the company's improved performance, resulting in an overall revenue growth
of 10% in the US and 20% in Europe," said Hiroshi Tobisawa, president and
Chief Executive Officer, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. "This deserved
promotion recognizes his dedication and commitment to Capcom."
Beaumont has over 25 years in the video game industry, dating back to
the original Atari. His responsibilities have extended from marketing to
product development, general management to lead publishing roles. He has
had consistent success in revenue growth and profit generation, with a
proven track record in assembling and building organizations for long-term
success. For over 10 years, Beaumont has been involved in setting strategic
vision and long-term product plans for numerous interactive publishers,
with over 5 years of direct responsibility for the European as well as
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless
devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games,
including best-selling franchises Resident Evil(R), Street Fighter(R), Mega
Man(R) and Devil May Cry(R). Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K.,
Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in
Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web
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