Stonetrip today announced that it has hired game industry veteran John Goodale to run business development efforts for the company in North America and Asia. Goodale previously served in senior level roles with Crytek and Emergent, working with CryEngine and Gamebryo respectively.
“We continue to grow and we knew we needed a talented veteran to support our outreach efforts in North America and Asia where ShiVa 3D usage is growing exponentially,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “John brings great experience and knowledge to the position and we know our customers will find working with him to be a great experience as he has a reputation for being very supportive of clients and their projects.”
John Goodale joins Stonetrip with more than 15 years of experience in media and interactive entertainment. With a track record of successful sales and marketing strategies for global companies, Goodale has performed high-level negotiations with partners, motivated teams, closed deals and achieved market leadership for multiple companies. He has experience working with Emergent, Crytek, Turner, SEGA, Activision, Fujitsu and other high profile companies in management and business development roles.
“With more than 22,000 developers using ShiVa 3D worldwide today, ShiVa 3D has been the best-kept secret in the industry. With its incredible feature set and great support, we look forward to growing ShiVa 3D adoption even further,” said John Goodale, Business Development Director Asia Pacific of Stonetrip. “With ShiVa 3D, developers use a unified WYSIWYG authoring tool across all standard platforms plus Android, Palm, webOS and iPad. Having worked with Gamebryo and CryEngine, ShiVa 3D in comparison is THE engine for game developers extending the next generation of games to iPhone, Android, Palm, Browsers, social networks and other platforms.”