John Walthall Joins VRstudios as Vice President of Business Development
Bellevue, WA, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VRstudios, the provider of globally acclaimed virtual reality solutions for Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) businesses, is proud to announce and welcome John Walthall as Vice President of Business Development. As part of the core leadership team, John will report to the CEO, Kevin Vitale, and be responsible for all Business Development and commercial activities including Sales and Marketing.
He is a globally recognized sales leader with a proven track record for driving nascent entertainment and media technologies to market leading positions. John is known for building world-class teams and delivering industry-leading results. He most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for Ericsson’s TV and Media Businesses, where he helped take them from a 5% share to the market leading position in TV platform software. Prior to that, John was Vice President of Global Sales for Microsoft’s TV and Entertainment Division where he was instrumental in propelling them from a negative position to the industry’s global leader. John has also held Senior leadership roles at Liberate, CEON, GTE, CableData, and EDS.
“John is an exceptional Business Development leader and go-to-market strategist who has the experience, energy, and passion to help position VRstudios for our next level of success. We have been talking with John for more than two years now, so he is already familiar with the company and will be able to quickly implement initiatives and drive the business forward,” said Kevin Vitale, VRstudios CEO. “John’s skills, experience, and deep knowledge of Entertainment Technologies make him an ideal choice for this role. I am delighted to have someone with John’s proven abilities lead our Business Development efforts and further our momentum and commitment to lead the world in LBE.”
“I have been following VRstudios and the team for quite some time now, and I could not be more excited about the potential that I see in front of us. The opportunity is enormous as VRstudios is extremely well positioned to continue to meet and exceed the growing needs and demands of Location-Based Entertainment users and entrepreneurs,” said John. “I feel very fortunate to be a part of something this exciting, and I am honored to be working with the VRstudios team to help usher in a new era of entertainment.”
VRstudios (www.vrstudios.com) is the VR industry’s premier global solutions provider for Location-Based Entertainment businesses. By selling complete solutions that can be quickly installed and efficiently operated, VRstudios is a one-stop-shop that makes it easy for owners and operators to offer innovative virtual reality attractions to their guests. VRstudios launched in 2014 as the first company to offer location-based, fully immersive VR with free-roaming, wireless and untethered, multi-player capabilities.
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