Wibe Wagemans — who flew the coop at Angry Birds maker Rovio three months ago — just landed at Big Fish Games.
The Seattle game maker is announcing today that Wagemans will oversee the company’s mobile business.
Mobile is a growing part of Big Fish’s business, with the company saying that it has helped launch 237 iOS games to date. Ninety percent of those titles were released in the past 12 months.
At Rovio, Wagemans served as senior vice president of global brand advertising. Before that, the 41-year-old worked at Microsoft, overseeing marketing for Bing’s mobile efforts.
“Big Fish has a trusted entertainment brand 10 years in the making and huge further potential as it extends its 2500+ game catalog to capitalize on the worldwide growth in mobile gaming,” said Wagemans in a statement. “I am delighted to be joining such a strong and well-positioned company.”
Founded in 2002 by former RealNetworks manager Paul Thelen, Big Fish posted $140 million in revenue in 2010. The company, which named former Amazon.com and Procter & Gamble finance exec David Stephenson as CFO last year, has been discussed as a possible IPO candidate.