Richard Teversham quits Xbox for Apple
Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:08 PM
Erstwhile video games strategy chief joins European office of iPhone firm after 15 years at Microsoft
MICROSOFTÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Xbox strategy boss Richard Teversham has quit the firm to join arch rival Apple, MCV can reveal.
The popular exec leaves his role as senior director of business, insights and strategy for Xbox, where he reported in to European VP of the firmÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s interactive entertainment, Chris Lewis.
MCV understands that Teversham has accepted an education-related role at the iPod creatorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s European office.
Teversham had worked at Microsoft for over 15 years. He held the role of Xbox director for platform and marketing between 2005 and 2007 before becoming strategy boss.
A Microsoft spokesperson told MCV this week: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe can confirm that Richard Teversham, director of business, insights and strategy, has taken a new opportunity outside of Microsoft. A process is underway for recruiting his replacement.A 15-year veteran of Xbox and Microsoft, Richard has been an integral part of the success of Xbox in Europe and in the UK. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe thank him for his considerable and valuable contributions to the Xbox business in EMEA during his time with us, and wish him every possible future success. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ
Teversham was on the Board of ISFE, which manages the PEGI age ratings. It is unclear whether he will continue in this role whilst working at Apple. Apple told MCVÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹â€ in January that iPod Touch was ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe future of games devicesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Microsoft has played out a global advertising war with the US ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹â€ company over sales of PC and Mac computers.
If you ask me, he did the right thing, probably the best choice he has ever made. :)
Welcome to the good guys Teversham :mrgreen:
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Have a nice day,
Rest in Peace our dear friend Max. (Team)
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