With David Karakker out of the picture, Scott Steinberg will finally be taking his rightful throne as Vice President of Product Marketing for SCEA. With over 20 years of marketing experience, Steinberg has worked with the likes of Sega (as VP of Marketing), Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Interactive. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.
Steinberg’s new boss, Peter Dille, is pleased as punch to have him on board.
“We are thrilled to have Scott join our team,” he said in today’s press release, “as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the PlayStation marketing staff and the management group here at SCEA. Scott has an ideal blend of experience in digital entertainment and content delivery as well as a proven track record for strategic innovation and implementation within this industry. He will be a critical component for the success of our marketing efforts across the PlayStation brand moving forward.”
Steinberg’s a smart guy, too — he officially moves into his new position starting on October 1, giving him a nice window to miss the hustle and bustle of the Tokyo Game Show. He can catch all of his TGS coverage here at Destructoid, though.
[Thanks to ProfessorPew for showing us a link to this story, five minutes before we received the press release. Looks like we’re going to need to talk to Scott about that!]
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA APPOINTS NEW
VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT MARKETING
Scott A. Steinberg, Digital Entertainment and Industry Veteran,
Joins SCEA Management Team
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the appointment of 20-year industry veteran Scott A. Steinberg to the newly-created role of Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. Steinberg will report to Peter Dille, Senior Vice President, Marketing and PlayStation Network. Steinberg, who will be responsible for all hardware, software and channel marketing for PlayStation in North America, will join SCEA officially on October 1st.
Steinberg brings to SCEA more than 20 years experience marketing entertainment and technology products at companies such as SEGA, Roxio/Napster, Liquid Audio, Eidos Interactive and Crystal Dynamics. He joins SCEA from SEGA of America where he was Vice President of Marketing, responsible for all of SEGA’s consumer brand and digital commerce efforts in North America. Originally at SEGA during the height of the popularity of the Genesis platform in the early 1990s, Steinberg also worked hand in hand with the sales organization and participated in SEGA’s global product planning group designed to evaluate development and licensed properties. In addition, Steinberg brings to SCEA a wealth of experience after leading Roxio’s marketing and digital commerce efforts and orchestrated the marketing re-launch of the company’s digital music subsidiary, Napster, as a legal digital music service in 2003.
“We are thrilled to have Scott join our team as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the PlayStation marketing staff and the management group here at SCEA,” said Dille. “Scott has an ideal blend of experience in digital entertainment and content delivery as well as a proven track record for strategic innovation and implementation within this industry. He will be a critical component for the success of our marketing efforts across the PlayStation brand moving forward.”