Stillfront, a leading ‘free to play’ powerhouse, today announces that Clayton Stark has been appointed as Group CTO and member of the Group´s executive management team. Clayton is currently CEO and Studio Head of Kixeye and has extensive experience from the gaming industry.
Clayton Stark is an experienced leader and technologist who joined Kixeye eight years ago as head of studio for the Canadian office and was later appointed CTO and then CEO. He has led large production teams across Kixeye’s games and released numerous product successes, including War Commander: Rogue Assault.
”I am very happy to welcome Clayton to the executive management team. We have shared exciting opportunities since Kixeye joined the Group and Clayton has already contributed with his vast experience from the industry and his deep knowledge within technology and operations. The role as CTO is important for establishing a central technology strategy for the Group. While Stillfront´s studios continue to operate semi-autonomously, a platform of shared services will be available for implementation across the Group with focus on security and efficiency. Establishing this new role is an important step to further accelerate synergies and develop Stillfront”, says Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront Group.
“The combination of Stillfront Group’s studios represents an exceptionally deep talent base. We have already unlocked several powerful new capabilities by working together, and the opportunity to continue to refine the Group level technology platform will only increase each studio’s ability to deliver the highest quality gaming experiences”, says Clayton Stark.
Clayton Stark will combine the two roles as Head of Studio for Kixeye and Group CTO and he will assume his position from today.
Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online games genre. Our diverse and exciting games portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. Organic growth and carefully selected and executed acquisitions embody our growth strategy and our 750 co-workers thrive in an organization, that engenders the spirit of entrepreneurship. Our main markets are the US, Germany, MENA, France and UK. We are headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and the company, is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier. For further information, please visit: stillfront.com