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Quintet of senior appointments at Sumo Digital as company expands

Quintet of senior appointments at Sumo Digital as company expands

UK games developer Sumo Digital has made a quintet of senior hires as it expands its studios in Sheffield and Nottingham.

David Wilton has joined the board as Group CFO and will report directly to Sumo CEO Carl Cavers. Former Palringo Interim Director of Development Gary Dunn has joined as Portfolio Director, and ex- Supermassive Games Executive Producer Jim Woods has been named Senior Development Director.

Ex-Evolution Studios Technical Director Scott Kirkland meanwhile has been appointed Development Director, and Design Director Martin Connor has been promoted to the position of Studio Designer Director.

Co-founder Paul Porter has been named as Managing Director, having previously worked as COO.

Business expansion

On top of the hires and new job roles, Sumo has said it is expanding the premises of both its Nottingham and Sheffield studios to house new art development facilities.

The news comes after Sumo Digital was recently been linked with a potential £150 million IPO in London.

The company has worked on games such as LittleBigPlanet 3, Dead Island 2, Snake Pass, Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7 and Sonic & All Stars Racing: Transformed, the latter of which was released on PC, console and mobile.

It currently employs around 400 staff across its UK and India studios.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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