Deluxe Names Barry Cottle Vice-Chairman, Technology
Deluxe Entertainment Services has named Barry Cottle as its vice-chairman, technology. Cottle will also serve as senior vice president for technology at MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated.
Deluxe is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes. Prior to joining Deluxe, Cottle was chief revenue officer at Zynga, a provider of social game services, and was also responsible for corporate development and the Social, Mobile and Real Money Casino division.
“We are so pleased to welcome Barry to the Deluxe and MacAndrews & Forbes teams. Barry has spent his career building successful businesses that leverage technology and innovative distribution networks to create compelling products and services,” says Paul Meister, President, MacAndrews & Forbes.
In his role as vice-chairman, technology at Deluxe, Cottle will focus on driving the organization’s relationships with existing and future clients, expanding media partnerships across the entertainment industry, and advancing Deluxe’s position in virtual reality, gaming and other digital services ventures. For MacAndrews & Forbes, Cottle will help develop technology strategies and drive digital innovation across the portfolio companies, including Deluxe, where synergies can be created.
Prior to joining Zynga, Cottle was with Electronic Arts (EA), a developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games where he was executive vice president of EA Interactive and led the company’s operations in social, mobile and online gaming. Prior to joining EA, he was the chief executive officer of Quickoffice, a developer of mobile business software applications and content rendering technology.
Cottle has also held senior executive positions at Palm Computing Inc. and The Walt Disney Company.