RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, today announced the appointment of Minard Hamilton as Executive Vice-President, Mobile and Consumer. He assumes direct responsibility for commercializing RealD’s visual technologies for consumer electronics applications. Hamilton brings a wealth of experience in the digital media industry to RealD, with particular expertise in developing new business models, technology licensing, partnerships and business development.
Hamilton joins RealD from Six Degree Games, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for the publisher of online and mobile games in partnership with major sports brands including the NBA, MLB.com, the NFL Players Association and ESPN.
Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RealD, commented, “Minard has a proven track record for creating new revenue streams through technology licensing and innovative partnerships. I am confident that he has the right combination of passion, industry experience and sales leadership to guide RealD’s future growth opportunities beyond our core cinema business.”
Previously, Hamilton played a key contributing role in the growth of JAMDAT Mobile, where he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing with direct responsibility for technology licensing. Hamilton created new revenue streams by licensing JAMDAT’s mobile gaming technologies to leading telecommunications carriers, Internet portals and handset manufacturers. These strategic partnerships enabled the company to grow from a pre-revenue startup when Hamilton joined the company in 2001 to its eventual sale to Electronic Arts for $684 million in 2006. By the time of the acquisition, JAMDAT had become the industry’s leading publisher of mobile games.
Earlier in his career, Hamilton served as Senior Vice President, ESPN International and General Manager, ESPN.com International. His accomplishments at ESPN include launching seven new television networks, supervising the acquisition and scheduling of programming for 15 television networks, and establishing ESPN’s Internet presence overseas by launching ESPN’s first local websites in Latin America, Europe and Asia.