Crowdstar brings in the veterans

Crowdstar brings in the veterans

By Aaron Skinner

July 8th 2010 at 4:33PM

New management roles for growing social gaming company

One of the top social game developers, Crowdstar, has announced the appointment of four new members to its executive team.
 
Pete Hawley, Mike Ouye, Robert Einspruch and Mark Hull join the company that has now grown its network to some 50 million gamers.

In announcing the new appointments, Crowdstar reiterated its ambitions to be a social gaming leader.

"Mike, Pete, Mark, and Robert share the singular vision of CrowdStar as an agile, creative company gunning to be number one," said the firm’s CEO Niren Hiro.

"Their global and entrepreneurial perspective is a perfect match for CrowdStar as we continue to scale with great games that delight our users."

Hawley used to work for EA as vice president of product development. Before that he led product development for Criterion Games, SCEE and Lionhead. He is now vice president of product development for Crowdstar.

Hull has been appointed as product marketing and community vice president, following his 14 years experience working for firms such as Vivaty, iWin and Yahoo.

Mike Ouye recently worked for rival developer Playdom before joining CrowdStar as monetization and merchandising VP.
 
Einspruch the new business development director has over 15 years experience in finance, product management and business development, and has worked for the likes of Apple, Amazon and MumboJumbo.