One of the top social game developers, CrowdStar, announced the appointment of four new members to its executive team today. The company has recruited Pete Hawley as Vice President of Product Development, Mark Hull as Vice President of Product Marketing and Community, Mike Ouye as Vice President of Monetization and Merchandising, and Robert Einspruch as Director of Business Development.
Though we had noted the CrowdStar hiring of Ouye and Hawley already based on LinkedIn data, it appears that the social developer is making the hiring official along with Hull and Einspruch. With roughly 38.6 million monthly active users for CrowdStar games as a whole, the four new team members will be charged with the further growth of the company on a global scale.
15 year games industry veteran, Pete Hawley will be heading up the forefront of this worldwide user expansion in the games department most directly. He previously worked at major games studios for Electronic Arts and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Mark Hull (pictured top) will focus, of course, on the marketing and user community sides of CrowdStar. A fitting role with his 14 years of experience in mass-market communities and games development. Past products worked on include Vivaty, iWin, and Yahoo.
With experience stemming from competitor Playdom (who earns around 42.1 million monthly active users, as a whole), Mike Ouye (pictured bottom), as Vice President of Monetization and Merchandising will have his role centralized around revenue-generating programs. With the millions of users the company’s apps already have, it will certainly be a full time ordeal.
As for Robert Einspruch, as the new Director of Business Development, he boasts over 15 years of finance, product management, and business development experience from Wall Street, Apple, and Amazon. Most recently, however, he worked as the Director of Digital Distribution and Business Development for downloadable games space, MumboJumbo.