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Nintendo head of partner management departs

Damon Baker pursuing new opportunity after 12 years with the company

After 12 years in various partnership-related position at Nintendo, current head of partner management Damon Baker is departing the company for an unknown new endeavor.

In a Twitter post, Baker shared the news that he was pursuing a "new opportunity" starting in 2019.

"While I reflect upon my time with Nintendo, I have heartfelt appreciation for the gaming community as a whole," Baker said. "I am thankful to all the industry developers, publishers, artists, programmers, marketers, media, influencers, and all those who play games. Your support for great content has helped define this generation of platforms and realize the dreams of many. I am both hubmled and proud to be in proximity of that magic."

Baker joined Nintendo in 2006 as the global manager of brand licensing, a position he held for three years. He was then moved to the role of head of third-party marketing and communications for seven years before his current position as head of partner management from 2016 until now. Baker was responsible for third-party content management in North America from large publishers to the company's Nindies program.

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