Vivendi Gets New VP

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Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the appointment of Mark J. Halacy to Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources. Effective immediately, Mr. Halacy will oversee the company’s global HR operations across North America, Europe and Asia and will report directly to CEO Bruce Hack. Most recently, Mr. Halacy served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources Development at Vivendi Universal’s corporate headquarters.

"Mark has led many successful HR development initiatives across large-scale, global organizations," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "He will play an important leadership role at VU Games, as we aim to strengthen our global practices and capabilities."

During his tenure at Vivendi Universal, Mr. Halacy led HR development strategies on a global basis, including the design and implementation of the global HR function following the mergers of Seagram, Universal Studios Group and Vivendi. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, North American Human Resources at Universal Music Group and Vice President, Human Resources Development at Universal Studios Group.

Mr. Halacy also spent more than eight years with Blockbuster Entertainment Group, most recently as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources. He oversaw organizational strategy, employee and labor relations, recruiting, training, compensation and benefits, among other HR responsibilities.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Halacy served in a number of HR management roles in banking and finance.

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