Funcom names Canada studio CEO

Funcom names Canada studio CEO
Michael French

By Michael French

January 7th 2010 at 5:50PM

Miguel Caron appointed as to lead new Montreal studio

Age of Conan MMO developer Funcom has today named Miguel Caron as the CEO of its Montreal studio.

Caron, who hails from the IT sector, has 15 years of managerial experience and will serve as CEO of Funcom Games Canada Inc.

He will take over 'several' strategic initiatives for Funcom, including the firm's push into areas such as casual MMOs and more core online games.

Caron is also charged with initially growing the staff numbers at the recently-established outfit.

“We are thrilled to have Miguel join us at Funcom,” commented Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.

“Our Montreal based Company is central to a string of new business initiatives in Funcom, both in the high-end MMO space and in the casual MMO space. Mr. Caron will be instrumental in developing and expanding those initiatives.

"We have already found Quebec and Montreal to be an excellent location for business and we look forward to further expand our operations here under the leadership for Miguel."

Added Caron: “Funcom is renowned for quality productions such as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and the Longest Journey series.

"I have found its management team to be extremely competent, which is of course a key aspect of being successful in such a competitive market. I look forward to bringing my business experience to help that management team generate even more value to all Funcom stakeholders."