At the end of last year, Damon Baker announced he would be leaving Nintendo after more than 12 years to pursue a new opportunity in 2019. He started out at the company in 2006 as the global manager of brand licensing and became head of third-party marketing and communications after three years, until taking up the head of partner management role in 2016.
So, where is he working now? It turns out it’s over at Microsoft with the Xbox team. For the past month, he’s apparently been soaking up all the knowledge for his new role as the new Head of Portfolio for Xbox. He’ll be helping evaluate all of the second and third-party content. Here’s his overdue tweet sharing the news:
As can be seen, he even tagged Phil Spencer (@XboxP3), the head of Xbox. Spencer himself chimed in and said it was “great” to have Baker on board while welcoming him to the team. As sad as it is to see Damon leave Nintendo, it’s fantastic to know he’ll still be playing a big part within the video game industry. With any luck, this will further improve relations between Microsoft and Nintendo in this part of the world.
From the entire community here at Nintendo Life, we wish Damon the best of luck in his new position.