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Award-Winning Mobile Games Studio Affirms its Commitment to Leading with a People-First Culture

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#BigRunStudios--Hit mobile games developer and publisher Big Run Studios announced that Vicky Spachis has joined as Vice President of People Operations. Spachis will lead all facets of HR including culture, talent acquisition & management, compensation & benefits, learning & development as well as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).

Last month, Big Run Studios won the’s 2021 Award for the ‘Best Place to Work’ for its standout company culture, as well as the ‘Crisis Management Award’ for its support of employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Appointing Spachis in this new leadership role further reiterates the studio’s commitment to putting its people first and providing a supportive environment where the team can thrive and prosper.

Spachis brings over 25 years of industry experience working closely with senior leaders and hiring managers worldwide to achieve strategic business goals. She served as HR Director for GLU Mobile and oversaw people operations across their global offices ensuring policies and procedures were in compliance with local laws and requirements. At NCSOFT, Spachis served as Director of Recruiting and led the mobile studio’s HR function while successfully spearheading global talent acquisition for over 7 years, bringing on more than 200 employees yearly. Spachis has also been an entrepreneur, connecting best in class candidates and matching them with her clients’ needs. Her focus on high-touch, quality customer service and creating long term partnerships positioned candidates to flourish in their careers and help businesses grow.

“Vicky’s strong leadership skills and keen ability to source top talent will enable us to accelerate our strategic plan and scale with the right members on board,” explains Andrew Bell, CEO and Co-Founder, Big Run Studios. “She’ll also play a critical role in shaping our company culture as we continue investing in our teams and build world class casual competitive mobile games.”

“It’s rare to find an environment where all employees consider this their ‘Dream Team’ as they apply their collaborative knowledge and skill set to the company’s mission of creating cutting edge games for traditionally underserved audiences,” said Vicky Spachis, Vice President of People Operations, Big Run Studios. “This is a golden opportunity to make a positive impact, maintain the studio’s employee-oriented culture and set the team up for long term success.”

Big Run Studios has published five games in the past two years including its blockbuster hit titles, Blackout Bingo and Big Cooking, as well as Big Hearts, Big Run Solitaire, and Farm Sweeper. For more information, visit Big Run Studios and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Big Run Studios Inc.

Big Run Studios is an award-winning mobile games developer and publisher. Founded by game industry veterans Andrew Bell (CEO) and Buren Renick (COO), it has assembled a rockstar team of multi-discipline experts who develop high quality mobile products at an astounding rate. Big Run Studios’ Big Cooking, Blackout Bingo, Big Run Solitaire, Big Hearts and Farm Sweeper are all out now on the App Store. The studio’s mission is to create cutting-edge mobile games for traditionally underserved audiences, which drives each design, brand, and line of code. Look for more to come in 2021 and beyond at

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Carmen Pearson Argueta
Communications Director | Big Run Studios