Pete Hawley Appointed President & CEO Telltale Games

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Telltale Games — the company behind wildly successful episodic narrative games inspired by The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy — has announced that Pete Hawley is coming on board as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 18. Hawley will work closely with Telltale’s senior leadership team to drive the next stage of its gaming evolution, expand the global footprint and develop new experiences to maximize the company’s reach.

Co-founder and current CEO Dan Connors will move into an advisory role.

“I am a huge fan of all Telltale Games and what they’ve achieved as a company in becoming the leading storytellers in gaming under the leadership of Dan and Kevin [Bruner],” said Hawley. “I look forward to working closely with Telltale Games’ talented team, industry leading IP and partners to drive new ways to bring players together in innovative and exciting game content. Telltale is unique, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its amazing future.”Telltale Games — the company behind wildly successful episodic narrative games inspired by The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy –has announced that Pete Hawley is coming on board as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 18. Hawley will work closely with Telltale’s senior leadership team to drive the next stage of its gaming evolution, expand the global footprint and develop new experiences to maximize the company’s reach.

Co-founder and current CEO Dan Connors will move into an advisory role.

“I am a huge fan of all Telltale Games and what they’ve achieved as a company in becoming the leading storytellers in gaming under the leadership of Dan and Kevin [Bruner],” said Hawley. “I look forward to working closely with Telltale Games’ talented team, industry leading IP and partners to drive new ways to bring players together in innovative and exciting game content. Telltale is unique, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its amazing future.”

Prior to Telltale Games, Hawley served as SVP and GM of Games at Zynga, overseeing new innovative titles and technology investments during their recent turnaround. Before that, he was CEO and Co-founder at AR and Location gaming pioneer Red Robot Labs. Hawley has also held executive roles at social games leader CrowdStar and Electronic Arts. Early in his career he ran production for Lionhead Studios working side by side with Peter Molyneux on innovative and visionary titles like Black & White and Fable.

“Pete Hawley is widely regarded as a forward-looking executive with a strong grasp of where the interactive entertainment business is heading,” said Lionsgate CEO and Telltale board member Jon Feltheimer. “We at Lionsgate look forward to working closely with Pete, John and the rest of the Telltale team. With dynamic new leadership, a strong market position and a AAA roster of top intellectual property, Telltale has an exciting path forward, and the collaborative opportunities for our two content companies are greater than ever.”

Prior to Telltale Games, Hawley served as SVP and GM of Games at Zynga, overseeing new innovative titles and technology investments during their recent turnaround. Before that, he was CEO and Co-founder at AR and Location gaming pioneer Red Robot Labs. Hawley has also held executive roles at social games leader CrowdStar and Electronic Arts. Early in his career he ran production for Lionhead Studios working side by side with Peter Molyneux on innovative and visionary titles like Black & White and Fable.

“Pete Hawley is widely regarded as a forward-looking executive with a strong grasp of where the interactive entertainment business is heading,” said Lionsgate CEO and Telltale board member Jon Feltheimer. “We at Lionsgate look forward to working closely with Pete, John and the rest of the Telltale team. With dynamic new leadership, a strong market position and a AAA roster of top intellectual property, Telltale has an exciting path forward, and the collaborative opportunities for our two content companies are greater than ever.”

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