Rockstar Hires New COO
Rockstar Games chooses a Grand Theft Auto producer as Chief Operating Officer.
Rockstar revealed that Gary Dale had been appointed as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. Dale will be switching from Capcom, where he has been serving as their European Marketing Manager since 2003. As the president of BMG Interactive, Gary Dale oversaw the production of over 30 games, including the original Grand Theft Auto by DMA Designs. Following the Take-Two takeover of BMG Interactive in 1998 and the transition of DMA Designs into the current Rockstar North, Dale left the company.
Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, explained: "We are delighted to bring Gary back to Rockstar Games. Based on our long history of working together, Gary has a deep understanding of our mission to create compelling games that will propel interactive entertainment to the center of the entertainment industry. The addition of Gary's expertise in marketing and publishing operations to our management team will play an important role in helping us to capitalize on the substantial opportunities we see ahead of us."
Dale added, "Having been involved in the formation of what later became Rockstar Games, I am now thrilled to become a member of the team at such an exciting time. Rockstar Games has built an impressive portfolio of internal development resources and valuable franchises, and I look forward to helping Rockstar Games continue to define the interactive entertainment landscape in the next-generation era."