developer Silicon Knights appoints Michael Mays as its new vice president, and tasks him with "fostering continual growth."
Mays has no previous games industry experience, but has worked successfully in the financial sector for almost 20 years.
For the last 10 years, he has been a chief financial officer for various companies, including Allied Research International Inc., CTS Partners (where he was also a principle), and Control Delivery Systems.
Appointed some weeks ago, Mays was involved in a recent company tradition of awarding real hand-made swords to employees who have been at the company for 10 years. Nine people were given the award this year, bringing the total up to 19.
"Michael’s arrival at Silicon Knights marks a step forward in the development of our business," says Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack. "His keen business acumen and financial knowhow makes him the perfect leader for us and for working with the Ontario government to help build the video game industry presence in the Niagara Region and Ontario."
"Michael brings a fresh and knowledgeable perspective on business growth and partnerships, and I am pleased to be working with him to expand the company and move our guild forward."