Kongregate, a leading developer of mobile games and creator of the web-based gaming portal Kongregate.com, has announced that it has appointed Max Murphy as new CTO, Michelle Shaw as new CBOO, and Patrick Moran as new CPO.
These appointments come as the company accelerates its fast-growing blockchain gaming division focused on developing fun and innovative games on the chain. Additionally, the company plans to continue to invest in its highly successful first-party mobile gaming unit, whose flagship title Animation Throwdown recently celebrated reaching $100 million in lifetime revenue.
Kongregate grows Leadership Team for future growth in Blockchain Gaming and Mobile Games platforms
Joining Markus Lipp, Kongregate’s CEO, are Max Murphy, chief technology officer (CTO), Michelle Shaw, chief blockchain operations officer (CBOO) and Patrick Moran, chief product officer (CPO). These C-suite appointments have been completed as Kongregate is looking towards future growth for its blockchain gaming and mobile games platforms.
- Max Murphy, CTO: Max Murphy joined Kongregate in 2014 leading DevOps, and has since held multiple senior management roles across engineering, and most recently serving as senior vice president of engineering. Today, as CTO, he oversees all technology functions and engineering resources for Kongregate’s blockchain gaming platform. Prior to Kongregate, he served in the office of the CTO for Elemental(Now AWS Elemental), as well as held senior consultancy roles at Burnside Digital and ELC.
- Michelle Shaw, CBOO: A veteran interactive entertainment executive with more than 15 years of experience, Michelle joined Kongregate in 2016, overseeing marketing and user acquisition initiatives, and most recently serving as senior vice president of marketing. As CBOO, she leads day-to-day administrative and business functions for the company’s growing blockchain gaming platform. Previously, Michelle led marketing initiatives at Gameloft, Wikia, and IDG Entertainment.
- Patrick Moran, CPO: With a career spanning more than 20 years in video games, Patrick Moran joined Kongregate in 2019 as general manager of the company’s legacy games publishing business, before becoming vice president of games. As CPO, he today leads strategic direction and execution for Kongregate’s mobile games first-party business. Prior to Kongregate, Patrick held senior management roles at Amazon, MobilityWare, Disney Interactive Studios and Bioware, among others.
The team will continue to recruit world-class talents from the global market to build a truly international first-class content creation team going ahead in the future.
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