Jared M. Nieuwenhuis
HER INTERACTIVE ESTABLISHES DUAL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
Developer and Publisher of Nancy Drew Games Welcomes Stuart Moulder as CEO
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 25, 2011 – Her Interactive today announced it has created a new dual leadership structure as it expands its business into new product offerings. Starting May 16, 2011 Stuart Moulder will join Her Interactive as CEO to focus on corporate strategy and day-to-day operations. Megan Gaiser will retain her role as Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO) to focus on creative direction, brand and portfolio expansion, business development and strategic partnerships.
“I’m eager to join the talented team at Her Interactive,” says Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “The Nancy Drew series has attracted a loyal audience and earned dozens of Parent’s Choice Gold Medal awards by delivering fun and inspirational entertainment to millions. The opportunities for Her Interactive to reach an even broader audience are tremendous.”
“As we have grown Her Interactive from a dedicated PC game developer to additional platforms, we recognized the need to expand our leadership structure to better leverage Her Interactive’s native capabilities while successfully navigating the complexity of new initiatives,” says Megan Gaiser, CSCO, Her Interactive. “I’m very excited to welcome Stuart Moulder to the Her Interactive team. Together, we will build on our strong series foundation and outstanding creative work we have done to date, and continue to bring Nancy Drew to audiences around the world via a variety of games, platforms and applications.”
Mr. Moulder brings over 20 years of experience in the games industry to Her Interactive including responsibilities at Sierra On-line and Microsoft. He has led several industry-leading franchises, among them Age of Empires, Halo and Flight Simulator. Most recently Mr. Moulder was SVP of Development at Gazillion Entertainment delivering Lego Universe and Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.
In February, Her Interactive launched a new interactive entertainment category with its first gamebook app. Merging game play with story, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch lets players decide how the story unfolds as they play games and solve mysteries, both big and small. Her Interactive is currently preparing for the launch of its next title in its adventure series for the PC and Mac. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse will launch June 28, 2011
About Her Interactive:
Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive entertainment. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and apps, and is the world leader in the mystery games category. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 9 million copies. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl detective, making her one of history’s longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise since 2004, unit sales of the Nancy Drew series have exceeded those of Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.
More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com. Find Her Interactive on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NancyDrewPCGames, or follow Her Interactive on Twitter – @HerInteractive.
About Nancy Drew:
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.
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