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Pegasus Spiele announces new North American branch

Johanna Sadkovich named CEO

Tabletop games publisher and distributor Pegasus Spiele with its head offices in Friedberg, Germany, is announcing the foundation of Pegasus Spiele North America. Pegasus Spiele GmbH was established in 1993 by current CEOs Karsten Esser and Andreas Finkernagel. The company originated as a small corner game store and soon became distributor and publisher of high-quality games while winning multiple prestigious awards. Outstanding are several awards and nominations for the preeminent international Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) prize – most recently winning this year’s award for the innovative detective game MicroMacro: Crime City, together with publishing partner Edition Spielwiese.

Johanna Sadkovich has been promoted to CEO of the newly founded subsidiary company. Johanna joined the Pegasus Spiele Team as Sales and Marketing Executive in February 2020, developing marketing and sales strategies focused primarily on the North American market. While doing so she was creating a strong foundation for Pegasus Spiele North America. “It’s been a pleasure working closely with Andreas, Karsten, and the team in Germany over the past year and a half. I was pleased and honored to accept the position of CEO for our new North American branch and look forward to continuing my efforts to grow our brand and leading Pegasus to ever greater heights,” said Johanna.

In addition, Anthony Boyd has recently joined the North American team as Sales Director. Anthony is an industry sales veteran, previously serving as Director of Sales at Lucky Duck Games and prior to that with Ninja Division. In joining Pegasus Spiele North America, Anthony looks forward to growing new and existing relationships with many North American partners across all tiers and finding new and exciting ways to bring great products to fans. Says Anthony about coming on board, “Pegasus Spiele has an amazing legacy, and I'm excited to be working alongside Johanna, with the support of Andreas, Karsten, and the German team to make a splash in North America.

”We are all fired up to establish our brand in the North American market. Outstanding games and with Johanna and Anthony working for us we for sure will make great steps forward shortly, “ said Andreas Finkernagel and Karsten Esser.

As Pegasus Spiele continues to expand, the North American team is looking for other passionate employees. Postings for a Warehouse Manager and Marketing Associate working out of the new South Dakota office will go up soon.