M&A Interview with the Sellers | Jim PERKINS, Trevor FENCOTT, Emily GREER, Kongregate, Dougan MILNE

Date: 11 August 2011
Author:
Jessica Tams

What does it take to sell your game company? Find out from four CEOs who just did. The good, the bad and the ugly… hear the first-hand stories from these founders about what it takes for a successful exit. If you are think about a potential strategic sale in the near future, this is a panel you won’t want to miss.

 
Jim Perkins is a well-known video game industry entrepreneur and senior executive with an 18-year track record of publishing best selling hit games.  Prior to jumping into the video game industry in 1989, he spent seven years at IBM in sales, marketing and competitive analysis.  Jim co-founded and grew two highly successful video game publishing companies, FormGen and World Entertainment Broadcasting (Arush), from start-ups to multi-million dollar enterprises. He is credited with publishing such hit franchises as Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Doom, Driver, Unreal, Powerslide, Hunting Unlimited, and Playboy, among many others. 

Perkins has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, and in other media showcasing his companies and products. This success has earned him a high level of respect and integrity with top level industry executives, console manufacturers and technology companies.  Jim has strong working relationships with the world’s largest video game publishers and most experienced and successful game development studios.  His leadership qualities and business experience are well suited to the success of Radar and its unique breakthrough approach to the video game industry. 


Trevor Fencott brings over 11 years of interactive industry experience to his role as Co-CEO of Ascension Crossmedia, a multi-platform game and technology company.  Prior to Ascension, he co-founded Groove Games, an international publisher of console and PC games and Bedlam, a developer of console and PC games.  He has been credited on the creation and publication of more than 30 video game titles.  Trevor serves as a Director of Interactive Ontario and on both the Screen-Based and Interactive Advisory Committees of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.   He holds an Honours degree from Queen’s University and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.


Emily co-founded Kongregate in 2006 with brother Jim and as COO oversees most day-to-day operations including product development, marketing, community, and monetization. Prior to Kongregate, Emily worked in marketing/e-commerce for various catalogers & retailers building statistical and financial models predicting customer behavior as well as doing product analysis, customer research, strategic planning and website development. 


Before returning to the States in 2009 to assume the role of Director for Corum’s Research Department, Dougan was previously a Research Analyst working with Corum’s international group headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Prior to joining Corum’s team in 2005, Dougan spent three years working in the banking industry with Bank of America, and Citigroup’s Private Wealth business unit. Before entering finance and investment banking, Dougan founded the successful garment distribution business, Billions Apparel.

In 2006 Dougan founded MODO Marketing, a vertical advertising company serving the motorsports industry.
Dougan has a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of San Diego.

quotesWith iPromotions we bootstrapped our way into a leadership position in only 9 months. When it came time to push iPromotions up to the next level, Corum identified the best possible partners and leveraged our Internet expertise into an excellent transaction.quotes

Bryan Heathman
iPromotions