Over the last two days we have all learned that the fate of GAME and Gamestation has been secured for now by OpCapita.
And over the last couple of days news has spread of two new employees in the company that shall begin a new era for the firm.
The first news came out yesterday thanks to MCV that David Hamid, the former COO of Dixons, will become GAME’s new executive chairman.
Hamid’s former roles include MFI (chairman), Halfords (CEO), Nationwide Auto Centres (chairman) and Russian retailer Mvideo (deputy chairman). He is also an operating partner of OpCapita’s.
And once again today GAME has found a new CEO to replace Ian Shepard who stepped down. The firm’s new CEO is Martyn Gibbs, a popular figure in the trade. His impressive CV includes the position of Head Of Games for HMV and WH Smith.
Gibbs was MD of Gamestation when GAME swooped in to purchase the chain in 2007. He has been a key voice at the firm, even announcing the upcoming Gamefest at last year’s video game BAFTAs.
So the future is now starting to look brighter for GAME after a gloomy few weeks and thousands of job losses and store closures. Hopefully now they can start to find their feet as one of the leading games retailers in the country.