Jim Merrick Leaves Nintendo.
Jim Merrick leaves Nintendo after 12 years
Ellie Gibson 11:09 11/01/2006
Former European marketing director not joining NoA after all
Nintendo has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that Jim Merrick, formerly senior marketing director at Nintendo of Europe, has left the company after more than a decade of serVice
"After nearly 12 years with Nintendo, the last three of which were at Nintendo of Europe, Jim Merrick has left the company to pursue other opportunities," a spokesperson said.
The news comes just over a month after Nintendo announced that Merrick would be leaving NoE to return to his native US. He was set to take on a new position at Nintendo of America - but it appears this is no longer the case.
NoE has yet to announce a replacement for Merrick, with a spokesperson stating only: "We will be announcing the new European marketing director the coming weeks."
Before joining Nintendo, Merrick worked for 4D Graphics as a software engineering manager. He went on to spend six years in the position of technical director at NoA before taking on the role of network marketing director.
Merrick joined Nintendo of Europe in January 2003. During his time with the company he was responsible for all pan-European marketing, and most recently helped to successfully launch the Nintendo DS and the Wi-Fi Connection serVice
in PAL territories.
Nintendo of europe. Have you ever even heard of this guy before?
He was more or less Europe's Reggie, though with much less ass kicking and name taking.
He had high hopes for the REVO. I wonder why he didn't leave after the REVO comes out.