Patrik Wilkens has been promoted to Vice President Mobile at Spil Games with a brief to drive revenue growth. He was previously Head of Business Development and Platform Relations for the company.
Patrik will take the lead in carrying forward Spil Gamesâ strategy of taking its best web portal games and reimagining them for mobile. The first stage of this strategy is already well established with games like Operate Now: Hospital, Uphill Rush and the Troll Face Quest series contributing to more than 300 million mobile installs. Patrikâs role will be to take the games with the best in-app purchase opportunities â and spin-off IPs âÂ to a second phase of revenue growth.
âIâm delighted to promote internally,â says Timm Geyer, Spil Gamesâ CEO. âPatrik has all the right skills and experience and heâll hit the ground running because heâs already familiar with our products and strategy.â
Patrik has prodigious experience in mobile gaming having previously worked at Goodgame Studios and prior to that at 6waves in China. He brings considerable insight into Asian markets, and has worked closely with Apple and Google in recent years.
âSpil Games has great mobile products,â says Patrik, âand our strategy has established a number of successful games in terms of reach, with many already showing promising revenue numbers. Now weâre in a position to build on that momentum and start to seriously grow our revenue.â
Patrikâs promotion is the final brick in building a stronger team at the top of Spil Games. In May, Timm Geyer was appointed as CEO and Mathijs Seegers became CFO, both internal promotions. These two, together with Managing Director Jacqueline WiÃ¨rdak, form the Spil Games Management Team which oversees all company operations. Patrik is a senior member of the Spil Games Leadership Team with responsibility for mobile revenue games.
Notes for editors:
Spil Games is a fast-growing and agile games publisher and producer, reaching huge audiences across the web and mobile. www.spilgames.com
We are a global leader in online gaming and are ramping up fast on mobile. Our focus is on growing our mobile business and since 2015 weâve seen installs rise from 50 million to more than 300 million.
We take the most successful of our web games and reimagine them for mobile. A prime example is Operate Now: Hospital, which we developed from a web game monetized by advertising to a mobile game monetized by in-app purchases. The game hit 10 million installs in its first 6 months and is currently at 22 million.