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Meet Todd, our new Head of Studio

While 2017 is drawing to a close, we’ve big news about a major hire, with Todd English joining Flare as a Head of Studio.

In this newly created role, Todd will be overseeing the awesome teams at Keen Flare and Kopla Games, with both studios set to release their next titles in 2018. Todd will also join the Flaregames senior management team while driving the company’s future product strategy alongside fellow Head of Studio Justin Stolzenberg.

As a former Senior Software Developer at Microsoft, Studio Director at both PopCap Games and GameDuell and most recently CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based developer Studio49, Todd brings a raft of experience to Flaregames and we’re delighted to welcome him aboard!

Todd English - Head of Studio

“It’s a privilege to join a publisher who places such a major emphasis on innovation and giving developers the space to execute on their creative vision,” said Todd. “The mindset at flare is open and friendly, yet every team member is incredibly passionate and has a huge drive for success. I’m excited to lead the future direction of the Flare portfolio and work closely with the world-class, awesome teams at both Keen Flare and Kopla Games.”

“Todd’s experience in mobile gaming speaks for itself, having launched major game IPs, led high-performing teams of over 100 people and founded a studio alongside some of the industry’s top talent,” said Klaas Kersting, Flaregames CEO and founder. “We’re delighted to have made another key hire and continue our upwards trajectory. On a company-wide level, we’ve welcomed over 70 new staff members to the flare family since the beginning of 2016 alone.”