Press Release

Juergen Goeldner appointed as interim CEO of Starbreeze

12 March 2024 08:00

The Board of Directors of Starbreeze has appointed the current board member Juergen Goeldner as interim CEO of Starbreeze, taking office with immediate effect. A recruitment process for a permanent CEO has been initiated.

Juergen Goeldner has spent 40 years in the gaming industry and has had several executive positions. His last executive position was as CEO of Focus Home Interactive. Juergen Goeldner has been a board member of Starbreeze since 2023.

“The company has a clear strategy centered around creating attractive games on our own and licensed IPs. The board’s consolidated assessment is that the execution of strategy needs a different leadership. Juergen Goeldner has been part of the board since 2023 and, with over 40 years of industry experience, is a strong interim solution,” says Torgny Hellström, Chairman of Starbreeze.

Tobias will be available to Starbreeze for a smooth transition.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Tobias Sjögren for his achievements during the past three years. Tobias took over the helm of Starbreeze in a challenging phase of its journey and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” Torgny Hellström continues.

“Starbreeze has a strong history of developing and publishing games globally. After launching Payday 3, the company is well-positioned to leverage the strengths of the organization to monetize and develop the IP portfolio. I am looking forward to assuming an operative position and, together with the management, ensure the execution of this strategy,” says Juergen Goeldner, interim CEO of Starbreeze.

Juergen’s role as a board member and the nomination to chairman is not affected by this appointment.

This disclosure contains information that Starbreeze AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person, on 12-03-2024 08:00 CET.

For more information, please contact:

Torgny Hellström, Chairman of the Board
Tel: +46(0)8-209 229

About Starbreeze
Starbreeze is an independent developer, creator, publisher and distributor of PC and console targeting the global market, with studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris and London. Housing the smash hit IP PAYDAY, Starbreeze develops games based on proprietary and third-party rights, both in-house and in partnership with external game developers. Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). For more information, please visit

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