AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Games, the developer of FireFan™, a live interactive, second screen experience sports app that capitalizes on the roughly 3.9 billion sports fans worldwide, announced today the appointment of Sonny Olsen as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors. Jeff Henderson, the founder of United Games, has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer and will continue to serve on the Company's Board of Directors.
On behalf of the United Games board of directors, Jeff Henderson stated, "After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to have Sonny join us. He brings a stellar leadership reputation, a wealth of tech industry experience, and a passion for taking companies to the next level. We are absolutely confident that Sonny is the right leader for United Games as we head into an era of unprecedented growth and expand internationally in 2018. We are very excited to welcome Sonny as our CEO as we embark on our next chapter with renewed focus, and an incredible team of loyal and creative employees."
Mr. Olsen has extensive experience leading, innovating and scaling companies, including having guided a number of tech companies through critical transformation periods. Olsen has served as the CEO and COO of JMM Holdings, and also an incorporator and Board Member of the Miner Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Justine Miner (daughter of Oracle founder, Robert Miner), based in San Francisco. Previously, Olsen was a co-founder for Heideman, McKay, Heugly & Olsen, a regional law firm in Provo, UT where Olsen specialized in corporate governance, commercial litigation and partnership development. Olsen also served on the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, as part of the Mitt Romney team brought in to "save" the beleaguered organization, and to oversee the successful buildout of event venues just in time for the opening of the 2002 Winter Olympic games.
"I cannot imagine a more important and exciting time to join United Games," said Olsen. "With a diverse and highly engaged audience, a best-in-class game in FireFan, and an extremely passionate and talented group of people, United Games is well-positioned to capture an even greater market opportunity. We are better positioned than anyone else to provide a second screen experience that is highly transformative. United Games is also debt free, which is remarkable for a company at this stage providing increased opportunities for investment and growth. In 2018, we're going to be announcing additional features to our FireFan platform which will be more social in nature. Not only will we go global with International Soccer, but we're also looking into expanding beyond traditional sports into eSports. 2018 is going to be a banner year for FireFan. I look forward to working with this great team, having a lot of fun, and leading United Games through its next exciting phase."
Mr. Olsen holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, pursued graduate studies at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospital Administration from Weber State University.
About United Games
United Games is the developer of the popular sports game app FireFan, which launched on Thanksgiving Day 2016. FireFan is the premier, non-gambling, second screen sports experience, bringing the thrill of live sports game predictions and competition to a mobile game. FireFan has had over half a million downloads with over half a million games played monthly and is available to download and play for free on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, please visit www.firefan.com.
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