COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: 5th Planet Games announced that Mark Stanger will become new interim CEO of 5th Planet Games after Skybound Entertainment has committed to invest $10.5 million in the company.
Stanger most recently served as the EMEA General Manager and VP of Sales and Operations at Skybound Entertainment. Mark brings over 25 years of European Games Industry experience to the role, including his work developing the Tomb Raider, Championship Manager, and Hitman franchises at Eidos Interactive and more recently in building Skybound’s games business across the EMEA region.
Excited by the Opportunity and the Partnership
Mark Stanger expressed excitement for his new role and the opportunity that it represents for both companies, “the Nordic region has an amazing history in the global games industry in terms of development, publishing and the creation of some truly amazing global IP. I’m excited about the potential offered by the Nordic region and the collaboration with Skybound, as 5th Planet Games continues to build its global games business from Copenhagen”.
Stanger will take over the role of CEO from Caspar Rose.
Strengthening Board Leadership
In addition to Mark Stanger, Jon Goldman, Managing Director of Skybound Entertainment was on September 7, 2021, appointed as the Chairman of the 5th Planet Games Board of Directors; Jon currently combines his role at Skybound with his work as a Board Partner at the Venture Capital Group Greycroft. David Alpert, CEO of Skybound Entertainment has also taken a seat on the board of 5th Planet Games.
Henrik Nielsen and Søren Kokbøl Jensen will continue to serve on the Board of Directors, sharing their extensive knowledge and experience in helping to guide 5th Planet Games on its new adventure.
With Jon Goldman as Chairman of the Board, Henrik Nielsen, David Alpert and Søren Kokbøl Jensen as board members and Mark Stanger’s entry as interim CEO, the team has the potential to take 5th Planet Games to new heights after Skybound Entertainment’s investment.
5th Planet Games is a mobile games developer and publisher located in Copenhagen and Berlin. 5th Planet Games cooperates with strong IP title’s such as the Adventures of Tintin and LEGO and with premium sports brands such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Nyjah Huston and Peter “Snakebite” Wright and has its own IP title, Hugo.