Capcom names new licensing head

by: Sean Colleli -
Germaine Gioia was recently appointed as Capcom's senior vice president of licensing.  She will be responsible for expanding Capcom's portfolio of licensed titles.  Gioia previously served THQ for 13 years in a similar capacity, and is responsible for THQ's large repetoir of licensed content.  Congrats to Ms. Gioia and good luck in her future efforts for Capcom. 
Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the appointment of Germaine Gioia to serve as Capcom Entertainment, Inc.’s senior vice president of licensing.  In this newly created position, Gioia is responsible for elevating Capcom’s profile globally in the licensing community in order to attract the right properties to expand business in North America and Europe.  Gioia will seek collaborative relationships with leaders from other mediums to create new intellectual properties as well as elevate established entertainment IPs to greater heights in the video game marketplace.  Gioia will work out of Capcom’s Los Angeles office to achieve these objectives.

“Germaine Gioia brings a wealth of talent and a history of success to Capcom and is well qualified to support our growth plans,” said Mark Beaumont, senior vice president and officer, Capcom Entertainment, Inc.  “Her TV, film and other industry relationships in conjunction with Capcom’s reputation for quality development will give us a seat at the table for any potential license, maximizing our ability to bring high quality entertainment content to all our consumers.  She is an incredibly valuable and welcome addition to our growing management team.”

Gioia joins Capcom after working 13 years at videogame publisher THQ.   There Gioia was responsible for THQ's global efforts to secure licensed content for the company's broad portfolio of interactive entertainment content including intellectual property and talent for console, PC, handheld and mobile game platforms, and managing the company's licensor, talent and entertainment agency relationships.  Her contributions led to continued leadership in the youth market, wrestling and motocross genres. 

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment.  The company develops its products for all popular game systems, PC and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Onimusha and the newly released Dead Rising. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com.

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