Thomas Lindgren appointed CEO for interactive audio games innovator & platform company Wanderword
Company Wanderword, with offices in Stockholm, Boden and Seattle, and a leader in Interactive Audio Entertainment, announced today that Thomas Lindgren, co-founder, steps in as CEO and studio manager Mattias Bergqvist is promoted to COO.
Boden January 31st, 2020.
In 2019 the company Wanderword, platform owner and publisher of interactive audio entertainment for mobile phones and smart speakers, such as Android and Amazon Alexa, accelerated its growth and presence while also onboarding a hand-picked group of early investors. A collaboration with Amazon deepened during the fall of 2019. Furthermore, the company secured license agreements with IP owners. The company has released its own proprietary audio entertainment skills and games, such as 63rd & Wallace, The Cursed Painting and Bluurb.
Considering the above, the shareholders and company leadership are now preparing for the next phase of its growth. As such, Wanderword is announcing the immediate appointment of two experienced entrepreneurs and proven company managers - Thomas Lindgren steps in as CEO and Mattias Bergqvist, former studio manager, is promoted to COO. Thomas Lindgren and Peter Zetterberg, co-founders of Wanderword, are both established video game entrepreneurs each with 20+ years of experience in the gaming industry.
As Lindgren is onboarded as CEO of Wanderword, he is departing as Chairman of the Board for Glorious Games Group. Until August 2019 Thomas held a position as working chairman of Goodbye Kansas, the world’s leading VFX and animations company. Thomas stays on as chairman for Fatshark, famous for its Warhammer Vermintide video game series and co-owned by Tencent that invested in 2018. "I truly believe in Wanderword, its vision and the team’s ability to create innovative audio entertainment and execute commercially. There is no doubt that interactive audio entertainment will play a vital part in the future of digital entertainment. With that, I am departing some of my board assignments in order to invest wholeheartedly in building Wanderword together with the excellent group of co-founders and hard-working colleagues”, comments Lindgren.
“I’m also excited that Jacob Dalborg, former CEO of Bonnierförlagen, has joined the leadership team. Jacob adds great expertise and knowledge from his successful career in the book publishing industry", adds Thomas.
"With Thomas and Mattias stepping up as executive leaders, they will together with our strong core group of investors and talented team in Boden enable Wanderword to continue its journey as a thought-leader and innovator in the space. Furthermore, the leadership team is now equipped to build partnerships with global content and IP owners." adds Peter Zetterberg, founder and Creative Director Wanderword.
For questions about Wanderword.
Thomas Lindgren, CEO
Thomas@wanderword.net, mobile +46 70-5913056
Mattias Bergqvist, COO
email@example.com, mobile +46 70-2415588