Meet The Team
More about Garry
Garry possesses decades of experience in the gaming industry, from EMAP as a magazine publisher on CU Amiga and Computer and Video Games Magazine as well as launching a number of new magazines for the group, through eight years worldwide multi format games licensing experience working for a large Japanese games company (Imagineer). In 1997 Garry founded and directly managed the hugely successful European based value PC re-publishing business Sold Out Software. The resulting Mastertronic group was later sold to a Dutch publisher. In 2014 Garry and James launched Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited with a view to bringing quality titles to market once again across all console and PC formats and from full to mid-price releases.
More about James
James started his career at Commodore Business Machines in 1991 before moving across to the Video Games Sector with Gametek (now Take2). His International and domestic experience and expertise was honed at Eidos and GT Interactive, working on iconic brands Tomb Raider, Doom, Mortal Kombat and Driver, before setting up Independent Sales Agency Redback Sales and Development Studios T7 Games and Gingerbread Studios in 2001 and 2005 respectively. James set up Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited with Garry in 2014, working closely with developers who wanted to have more autonomy and self-publish themselves on the Sony, Microsoft and PC physical and digital formats.
More about Sean
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from his Film Production, Sean became a games journalist and presenter for various sites. With background experience at Gamespot, videographer for 2K Games to red carpet presenter for SBTV Games & Gadgets, Sean combined his love for film making, photography and video games to become a Product Manager at Sold Out as featured in MCV’s 30 Under 30 (2014).
More about George
George has worked in various games roles, from frontline retail at Game to QA at Sega and Feral Interactive, currently he is in Product Production and Management. George’s in-depth knowledge of gaming is unrivalled. George has been featured in MCV’s “30 Under 30”, and he “lives and breathes gaming.”
More about Joshua
Joshua has a Bachelor’s Degree in Games Cultures, which has granted him an academic understanding of game design and its history, along with experience developing games in engines such as Unity and Unreal. He started out working in the front lines of retail in places such as HMV, where he ended being trusted with providing customers informed advice on purchasing decisions related to movies, TV boxsets and specifically video games. He then went on to help manage Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare social media accounts at Tempero, before becoming a Digital Content Manager at Sold Out. He has also been a contributor to the Hugo award nominated Cane and Rinse podcast for the last 5 years, which has consistently ranked among the top 100 video game podcasts in the world.
More about Andy
Since joining The Producers in the late 1990’s, Andy’s worked in a number of industry roles comprising initially of packaging concept and design, fulfilment, production and product management for 3rd party companies such as Interplay, Novalogic and 3DO to name a few. For the past ten years, Andy’s focus has been UK & International Sales roles for the likes of Redback Sales (representing 505 Games amongst others) and Mastertronic where he’s established strong trading relationships with a plethora of retail and distribution contacts worldwide.
More about Ryan
Ryan is fairly new to the Video Game industry. Since joining Sold Out from the public sector back in May 2015, Ryan has had to adjust to life outside the public sector and try to gain an understanding of how the Video Game industry works. A key factor that helped Ryan along was having the opportunity to attend Gamescom for the first time back in August 2015.
More about Nick
Nick originally joined the Games Industry in 1998 with GT Interactive as Commercial Manager, since leaving in 2001 he has gained a wealth of experience as Finance Director within Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Not for Profit Sectors.
More about Tom
Tom began his games industry journey in 2006 working in retail with Gamestation. He moved to Maxim UK as a part time contributor, in 2010 before moving up to entertainment editor. Following this, in 2013, he made the move to The Yogscast, before arriving at Sold Out to increase the number of beards on offer.
Sold Out combines a wealth of experience mixed in with youth to form its close knit team. Garry Williams is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience. After founding Mastertronic, Garry has re-established Sold Out alongside James Cato. James’ decades of sales experience gives Sold Out the ability to sell titles to every major distributor in the world. Sean Labode provides additional vision and innovation to Sold Out as Product Manager, alongside George Morgan whose years throughout retail and quality assurance have given him vast knowledge in the field. Joshua Garrity, our digital content manager, has been embedded in the indie video game podcast scene for over 5 years and has a BA (Hons) degree in Game Cultures. Senior Account Manager Andy Hoskin has over 15 years’ experience and is in charge of international sales. And Ryan Wilson, the youngest member of the team as Assistant Accountant.