flaregames welcomes arrival of two key hires going into 2016

Mickael Bougis and Chris Hinton come on board at flaregames to bring company’s management team up to full strength

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 — Karlsruhe (Germany) – It’s full steam ahead for mobile gaming publisher and developer flaregames on the eve of 2016, after the key appointments of Mickael Bougis as Marketing Director and Chris Hinton as Operations Director.

Committed to seeking out the top talent in the gaming industry, the hiring of Mickael and Chris epitomises this objective. Mickael became flaregames Marketing Director in November 2015 after 4 years at Electronic Arts (as a Brand Manager and later Partner Manager), and over 2 years at Microsoft, where he was at the forefront of creating the Microsoft Studios European Publishing team. Chris, meanwhile, came on board at flaregames in September 2015, and brings over 10 years of industry experience working in companies ranging from Disney to Zynga. Chris makes the move to Karlsruhe, Germany, having previously been COO at Wicked Fun Games in San Francisco.

Klaas Kersting, flaregames CEO and founder, spoke of the new appointments. He said:

“Having Mickael and Chris on board here at flaregames is a vital step for us going into 2016, as our six-person management team is now at full strength. Considering their extensive and varied experience in different areas of the gaming industry, their expertise will prove invaluable, as both have a proven track record of working with big brands, from initial gating phases right through to post-launch. Added to the fact they’re both awesome guys, we’re delighted to have welcomed them to flaregames HQ!”

To read a full interview with new directors Mickael Bougis and Chris Hinton, please visit the flaregames official blog.


Gunnar Lott Managing Director at Visibility Communications
Jon Howard Product PR Manager at flaregames