Offer

  • Interim CEO
  • Advisory to the board
  • Online/Mobile Games Publishing
  • Online & Offline Marketing
  • Free-to-Play Monetisation
  • Management & Start-Up Consulting
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Brand Building
  • Influencer & Social Media Strategies
  • Business Development
  • Product Strategies
  • Communications & PR
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • M&A Advisor
  • Sourcing & Licensing
  • Ingame Sales
  • Game Improvement
  • Strong Asian & European Network

Companies

Infernum Productions Frogster Interactive Pictures Onlinewelten Tapstar Artcraft Gondola

Professional Profile

Since 1997 I am wandering through many virtual worlds. For more than 11 years I have been founding online games companies and successfully licensed and rolled out online games across many territories by building up top teams with up to 220 employees.

The North American print magazine Beckett Massive Online Gamer honored me twice in their top 20 list of the most influential people within the MMO games business and thereby regarded me as the most influential German.

2004 I founded OnlineWelten, one of the largest online gaming portals in Europe with more than 800.000 unique visitors a month. OnlineWelten merged into Frogster Online Gaming and became the operational arm of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, a stock market listed games publisher. A few month later I co-founded Frogster America & Frogster Asia.

Frogster successfully published and released AAA titles such as "Runes of Magic" by Runewaker (Taiwan), "TERA" by Bluehole (Korea) and "Bounty Bay Online" by Snail Game (China).

By the end of 2010 the Frogster group was sold to Gameforge for 95 Million US Dollar.

In May 2011 I founded Infernum Productions. 3 titles have been released to the European and North American market: "Brick Force", a block style Shooter by EXE Games (Korea), "Dragon's Prophet", a dragon fanatasy MMORPG by Runewaker (Taiwan) and "Hazard Ops", a third person shooter by Ying Pei Games(China).

In June 2015 Infernum has been taken over by next idea GmbH and gamigo AG.

Work Experience

August 2016 - current

Advisor to the Board

Gondola.io, New York / USA


About:

Gondola is the most popular dynamic pricing platform for games. It dynamically adjusts prices for both virtual goods and IAP based on player behavior. See your ARPU improve within weeks.

September 2015 - current

Advisor to the Board

ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc., Austin / USA


About:

ArtCraft Entertainment is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas. Founded by J. Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton the company employs a world-class cadre of artists, designers and engineers - a small team that includes some of the most experienced MMO developers.

August 2015 - current

Advisor to the Board

TapStar Interactive, Inc., San Francisco / USA


About:

TapStar Interactive is a boutique mobile game publisher and developer with multi-platform capability. Our goal is to create and publish unique and innovative gaming experiences that appeal to a wide range of players. The TapStar leadership team is made up of game industry veterans with over 80 years of combined experience.

May 2011 - July 2015

Chief Executive Officer / Founder
Member of the Executive Board

Infernum Productions AG, Berlin / Germany


Responsibilities:

  • Product portfolio
  • Business strategies
  • Marketing
  • Brand strategies
  • PR & communications
  • Product management
  • Sales
  • Community management

Projects:

Brick-Force by Exe Games
Dragon's Prophet by Runewaker
Hazard Ops by Yingpei Games

February 2009 - April 2011

Chief Licensing Officer
Member of the Executive Board

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, Berlin / Germany


Responsibilities:

  • All subsidiaries
  • Group product portfolio
  • Business strategies
  • Marketing & communications

About:

The Frogster Group was a market-listed holding company
focused on online games publishing (sold to Gameforge for
$95 Million in 2010/ 2011).

October 2008 - April 2011

Vice President / Co-Founder
Member of the Executive Board

Frogster America, Inc., San Francisco / USA


Responsibilities:

  • Operational business and
    budget controlling
  • Marketing strategies

Projects:

Runes of Magic by Runewaker

May 2008 - April 2011

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder
Member of the Executive Board

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH, Berlin / Germany


Responsibilities:

  • Product strategies
  • Marketing
  • Business development
  • PR
  • Social media
  • Community management
  • Product management
  • Sales
  • Developer relations
  • Game improvement

Projects:

Runes of Magic by Runewaker
Tera by Bluehole Studios
Bounty Bay Online by Snail Games
Mythos by Hanbitsoft
Raiderz by Maiet Entertainment
Spellborn by Spellborn Works

May 2004 - April 2011

Chief Executive Officer / Founder
Member of the Executive Board

Onlinewelten GmbH, Berlin / Germany


About:

Onlinewelten was one of the largest editorial online gaming portals in Europe with over 800.000 unique visitors per month. Onlinewelten was sold to the Frogster Group in 2008 and afterwards to IDG Communications Media AG.

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