Stillfront Group announced the appointment of Oleg Savschouk, Vice President Live Operations and member of the management team, as new Chief Executive Officer and of Phillip Knust, Director of Products, as new Chief Product Officer at Goodgame Studios, effective 1 March 2019, according to a press statement.
Oleg Savschouk joined Goodgame Studios over seven years ago as Product Director and is — in his current role as VP Live Operations — responsible for the product development of games “Big Farm” and “Goodgame Empire”, the latter having more than 175 million users to date.
Phillip Knust joined Goodgame Studios over eight years ago as Product Manager and has since then led several production teams, releasing numerous products, the most popular being “Goodgame Empire”. Mr Knust is the creator of the game design of both “Goodgame Empire” and “Big Farm”.
In their new roles, Mr Savschouk and Mr Knust will continue to focus on long-lifecycle product development and contribute to long-term shareholder value, the press statement says.
“It is a privilege to lead this fundamentally strong company with iconic products and talent. Phillip and I will be working very hard in the coming years to further expand our brands. We will move with urgency and intense commitment to continue to drive revenue and profits for Goodgame and the Stillfront Group. I see an exciting future for Goodgame with profitable growth and more great products to come. I am eager to get going.” says Mr Savschouk, designated CEO of Goodgame Studios.
“I am very happy to see Goodgame Studios in such a strong position. The company is showing high profitability, popular brands, a great product pipeline and continues to be led by a highly skilled management team. Oleg and Phillip are experienced gaming industry experts with a strong focus on building and managing long-lifecycle products. I look forward to working with Oleg and Phillip in their new roles”, adds Mr Larsson, CEO of Stillfront Group.
Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers and distributors of digital games. Stillfront operates through 11 near-autonomous subsidiaries: Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania, OFM Studios, Bytro Labs, Goodgame Studios and Playa Games in Germany, Imperia Online, Bulgaria.