Glu CEO and President Greg Ballard has announced his intention to step down after six years at the helm of the mobile games publisher.

“After six years, I have decided the timing is right to look for a new challenge,” said Ballard. “I’m incredibly proud of how much we accomplished during my tenure, having built what I believe to be a world-class global enterprise."

Ballard will stay on in the role until a suitable replacement is found. Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has been commissioned to identify potential candidates.

Co-Chairman Dan Skaff had this to say of Ballard: “During his six-year tenure, Greg was instrumental in our growth from an early-stage company to a leading global publisher of mobile games,” adding that “Greg has helped build a strong and deep organization, and we are confident we will find a talented successor in the near future.”

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