Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover, Bigwig Games Director, Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President is the only officer of the Company. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and resides in Austin, Texas. He spent 9 years as a retail analyst and executive at Citibank (NY), Federated Department Stores (Dallas), and the May Department Stores Company (St. Louis). 

He has founded 4 companies prior to Bigwig Games, including the Reference Press, which was later renamed Hoover’s, Inc, and which today Management believes to be one of the most important purveyors of company and industry information on the Internet.  (Hoover’s went public in 1999 and was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet for $117 million in 2003.)  . In promoting the games and the company, we will attempt to leverage Gary’s 900 twitter followers, 2000 LInkedIn connections, and over 2000 different audiences at public speaking events from 1993 through 2014.  Gary also founded book superstore chain BOOKSTOP, Inc., in 1982, which was purchased by Barnes & Noble for $41.5 millino cash in 1989-90.  Gary’s other two companies were TravelFest Superstores, Inc., which failed in the late 1990s, and Story Stores LLC which developed a concept for for-profit museums but was aborted when unable to raise capital in 2008.

Role: 
Bigwig Games Director, Founder, Chairman, CEO, President