|By Marketwire .||
|March 15, 2013 07:00 PM EDT||
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/13 -- Behaviour Interactive, one of the world's largest independent video game studios, is proud to announce today that former Funcom Games Canada's CEO Miguel Caron has joined the company as Head of Studio-Online.
In his new role at Behaviour, Mr. Caron will be responsible for the performance and growth of the company's Online Studio. He will spearhead the production of both original and licensed online games in order to create growth and bolster this new market for Behaviour.
"We are extremely thrilled to have Miguel on board to help us reach a foremost position in the online space," said Remi Racine, Behaviour's President and Executive Producer. "Miguel brings the best of the industry's expertise in operating live online environments and successfully launching an impressive track record of games. Along with visionary business knowledge, he brings a contagious energy that will propel Behaviour to new levels in this growing segment of ours", he added.
Mr. Caron is a result-driven sales, marketing, financial, and operations executive with over fifteen years of senior leadership experience. He has a proven track record for fostering strong, sustainable revenue from his companies, while creating environments that drive productivity through empowerment and training, as well as build trust with the employees, a company's most valuable asset.
"It's a very exciting and challenging opportunity for me to join a team with a foothold already in the online world, and lend my expertise in bringing the studio's capacities to higher productivity and efficiency", commented Miguel Caron. "Throughout my career I've had the chance to work on compelling games with creative and dedicated teams and I'm enthusiastic to carry on with projects such as Star Citizen, and opening new doors for Behaviour in the massively multiplayer, persistent worlds segment", he concluded.
In his previous role as Chief Executive Officer of Funcom Games Canada, he founded the Montreal studio and subsequently grew it to over two hundred employees in less than two years, while operating three live MMO projects, Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and Pets vs Monsters, and launching a fourth one, The Secret World. His tenure included the founding and building of a new mobile and casual division for Funcom, based in their Montreal office.
Mr. Caron has consistently driven profitable double-digit growth for companies like Lyrtech, NoWire Telecom and BCM International. He was the recipient of the prestigious "Best Young Quebec Entrepreneur" award and finalist for "Tech CEO of the Year" in Quebec.
He is a graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Polemology with a specialization in Social Studies of War and Military Strategy.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Behaviour Interactive is an independent developer and world leader in the video game industry, employing nearly 275 talented people in Montreal, Quebec and Santiago, Chile. Since 1992, the company has developed over 140 titles on all major platforms, including WET(TM),I ts highly stylized, 3rd person shooter, and Naughty Bear(TM), its comic mischief adventure, for the top publishers and licensors in the industry, including 505 Games, Activision Blizzard, Atari, Bethesda, Disney, EA, Konami, Majesco, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Sony, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. www.bhvr.com. Follow Behaviour son Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Michele Fortier, Communications Director