DENVER, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (OTCQB: SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the digital publishing and advertising industry, mobile game and app development industry, and the food service industry, today announced its hiring of Paul Thind as SPYR's Managing Director of Games and Applications. Mr. Thind will manage the development, marketing, monetization and acquisition of mobile games and applications for SPYR's wholly owned subsidiary, SPYR APPS, LLC.
During his career Mr. Thind has garnered extensive experience operating, launching, marketing and monetizing profitable web and mobile games for companies of all sizes. Mr. Thind has provided his expertise to companies such as 20th Century Fox, formulating the marketing and launch strategy for the Family Guy game, Blackmoon Games, the developer of Pocket Starships, Kongregate.com, Peanut Labs, Spil Games and Inmobi. Mr. Thind also worked with Sulake Corporation Oy of Finland on the U.S. launch of the virtual world, Habbo Hotel. Habbo Hotel was one of the most successful free to play games/community-based businesses worldwide and became fertile ground for the free to play model. Many of Mr. Thind's colleagues now work for companies such as Rovio (makers of Angry Birds) and Supercell (makers of Clash of Clans).
Mr. Thind is also uniquely experienced in the corporate world, having previously held CEO, General Manager and interim COO positions in digital game companies, and having founded and acted as the CEO of an independent record label.
James R. Thompson, CEO and President of SPYR, Inc. states, "We conducted a nationwide search to find someone to spearhead our mobile games and applications division. We are fortunate to welcome Paul to our SPYR team. He brings with him a deep diversity of experience in the corporate and games worlds that will complement and greatly enhance our existing team. We are very excited about what we believe he will create for SPYR APPS, its digital properties, and SPYR shareholders."
SPYR, INC. is a holding company that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Franklin Networks, Inc., is engaged in digital publishing and advertising operations, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary SPYR APPS, LLC, is engaged in mobile application and game development. SPYR, INC. also owns and operates an "American Diner" theme restaurant located in the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called "Eat at Joe's®" through its other wholly-owned subsidiary, E.A.J.: PHL Airport Inc. The Company is currently exploring opportunities for additional acquisitions in these and other verticals, including mobile application and game development, in order to expand its holdings, to drive and increase revenue and to generate profits and build value for shareholders.
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