Tilting Point announced today the appointment of Giordano Bruno Contestabile to Vice President of Product Management and Revenue. He steps into this role after five years at storied casual games studio PopCap Games, where he was Executive Producer of the Bejeweled franchise. Giordano is overseeing a growing team that will work with Tilting Point’s development partners to build a portfolio of hit mobile games, advising on monetization, retention, engagement, and user acquisition strategies.
‘We are thrilled that Giordano shares our philosophy that the future of video games belongs to the top independent developers,’ said Tom Frisina, Executive Chairman of Tilting Point. ‘His experience and talents will strengthen our partnerships as we redefine what people expect from a digital publisher.’
Tilting Point aligns itself with top creative talent and offers the funding, support, and resources to give carefully selected games mainstream success. The company is investing $40 million in the next three years to fund the development and marketing of mobile and tablet games while executing groundbreaking marketing campaigns and providing unbiased, data-driven advice to game creators through a number of strategic partnerships.
Giordano brings to Tilting Point the experience acquired supervising a portfolio of products that included Bejeweled Blitz, a top 10 grossing mobile game and one of the longest running and most successful free-to-play titles globally. He previously managed PopCap’s mobile gaming business, and prior to that PopCap’s business operations in Asia Pacific. With over 10 years of experience in mobile gaming, 5 of which were in free-to-play gaming, Giordano has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, Singapore, China, and the United States.
He stated the following about joining the company: ‘With nearly a billion smartphones and tablets on the market, and a majority of users playing games, the opportunity for independent developers is unparalleled in the history of gaming. Tilting Point was built to help great developers seize this opportunity and I’m really excited to join this excellent team.’