Stillfront Group appoints Oleg Savschouk and Phillip Knust as new CEO and CPO at Goodgame Studios
Stillfront Group announces 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 March 1st, 2019.
Oleg Savschouk is an experienced leader who joined Goodgame Studios more than seven years ago as Product Director and is – in his current role as VP Live Operations – responsible for the product development of the successful games “Goodgame Empire” and “Big Farm”. Before joining Goodgame, he held several management positions, such as CEO of German retailer “Mix GmbH”, a company with 161 stores and 370M EUR in revenue, where Savschouk substantially increased the number of stores, revenue and market share and successfully increased company value.
Phillip Knust is an experienced creative leader and product strategist who created the original game design of the games “Goodgame Empire” and “Big Farm”. He joined Goodgame Studios more than eight years ago as Product Manager and has since then led several production teams, releasing numerous product successes, the most popular being “Goodgame Empire”, one of the biggest strategy games of all time with more than 175 million users to date.
In their new roles, Savschouk and Knust will continue to focus on long-lifecycle product development and contribute to long-term shareholder value.
“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 Oleg 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”, says Jörgen Larsson, CEO of Stillfront Group.