Green Man Gaming welcomes new EVP Technology

Wednesday, 2nd July 2014, London, UK – Today, Green Man Gaming, the world’s fastest-growing multiplatform digital videogame retailer, warmly welcomes Chily Fachler as its new Executive Vice President for Technology.

Chily is a recognised IT leader within e-commerce and is highly skilled at blending retail with IT. As former IT Director of The Outdoor Group PLC, Chily led the digital transformation of Encore Tickets Ltd as its CIO and was named in the CIO 100 list for the past two years.

“I am thrilled to be joining Green Man Gaming, which has already achieved so much and demonstrated incredible success as a business. It’s especially exciting to be joining at such an important stage of its phenomenal growth,” said Chily Fachler. “I am eager and confident to bring my e-commerce skills and experience to lead on further developing both Green Man Gaming and Playfire as a world-class social commerce platform.”

“As a company on the road to IPO, we are focused on substantially growing our business whilst continually making sure we provide millions of core gamers around the world with the very best of retail experiences; offering more than just a sale,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder at Green Man Gaming. “Chily’s appointment will enable us to deliver a huge range of large-scale projects over the next twelve months and beyond that will define our social commerce offering, strengthening our position as one of the global leaders in games retail. I’m delighted to have him on board.”

Chily has already been and will continue to work with Green Man Gaming on a consulting basis until he joins the team full-time from 1st August, 2014, replacing EVP of Engineering, Lee Packham, who remains a shareholder and consultant at Green Man Gaming

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For more information contact:

Tracey McGarrigan, PR Manager

E:  tracey@greenmangaming.com   

Darren Cairns, EVP Marketing.

E:  darren.cairns@greenmangaming.com

Tel: +442071352274  

About Green Man Gaming and Playfire

Green Man Gaming, based in the heart of London, UK, is world’s fastest growing multi-platform digital retailer targeting core gamers through its unique data-driven social commerce website. Green Man Gaming continued its impressive growth in 2013, doubling both unique purchasers and revenue. Green Man Gaming currently sells over 5,000 games from over 350 publishing partners in over 185 territories worldwide.

In July 2012, Green Man Gaming acquired Playfire, a huge and vibrant global social network of core gamers. This service allows consumers to automatically track their in-game achievements, trophies and gameplay, as well as follow other gamers’ achievements and conversations about the games they love. With its new Playfire Rewards BETA program, Green Man Gaming is incentivising gameplay and encouraging new users to play their way to new games and content by offering credit to spend on anything on the Green Man Gaming store. To date, Green Man Gaming has given out over one million rewards, which change daily (details of which can be found on the Playfire Blog ).

At the end of 2013 Green Man Gaming was featured as one of The Sunday Times Tech 100 "Ones to Watch" and is a member of the  Future Fifty ; the 50 hottest high growth technology companies that the Government would like to encourage to IPO. Recently Green Man Gaming was featured in  The Telegraph The Sunday Times  and was listed as one of the five UK Tech companies to watch in  The Guardian .

About CIO 100

The CIO 100 is compiled each year to reveal the most transformative CIOs in the UK business economy. CIOs that are driving business change, process improvement, enabling greater collaboration and innovating in new market opportunities join this exclusive group each year. The technology strategies of the CIOs and their achievements and ambitions towards transformation are judged in comparison to their IT sourcing strategies and vendor influence. The CIOs with the most transformative vision are also judged on their place within the business; and whether they put technology into the board level position and discussion.  

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