Mike DeLaet is Kabam’s new head of worldwide business development
Mobile social developer Kabam today announced Mike DeLaet has been brought on board to serve as Senior VP of Worldwide Business Development.
DeLaet comes to Kabam after serving as the Senior VP of Global Publishing at Glu Mobile since 2009. Before that, he was the Senior Manager of Games and Business Development at Sprint Nextel Corp.
According to a company statement, DeLaet will report to Kabam COO as he oversees the company’s business partnerships with companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. This is definitely an area of expertise for DeLaet, who led Glu’s expansion into Asia with hirings in several countries and localized launches of the company’s games.
This latest hire highlights how bullish Kabam is about pursuing an international audience. Although Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North is one of the top-grossing iOS games, several international markets (especially Asia) are considered untapped gold mines for developers simply because there is such a huge demand for new content by a truly massive audience.