Sega of America has announced the appointment of Ian Curran as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, effective from today.
In this new role, Curran will be responsible for “utilising all resources available to maximise the profitability of the publishing and Sonic business units within the Americas and EMEA, serving also on the board of Atlus U.S.A., Inc”. He’ll be working alongside the current CEO of Sega West, Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, and will also work with employees in Sega’s offices located in Irvine, Burbank, and London.
Talking about his new role, Curran has issued the following statement:
“My thanks and gratitude to Mr. Miyazaki and the entire company leadership for this opportunity to lead our operations and executions in the Americas and EMEA. I appreciate all of the incredible efforts Mr. Hiraoka has made to lay the groundwork for our operations in the Americas. Coming off the success of Persona 5, Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania Plus, and the Yakuza series, and with so much more on the horizon, including Valkyria Chronicles 4, it is an incredible time to join the team. As part of the SEGA family, we are inheritors of an expansive body of work and opportunity which I plan to help reach its full potential.”
Curran has decades of experience in the video game publishing world with previous roles at companies like THQ and Acclaim, most recently working at Gioteck, a gaming accessories designer and supplier. It’ll be interesting to see if this new appointment has much of an impact on Sega’s current operations, and how quickly any changes might take effect. Hopefully Sonic and co are in good hands!
Would you like to see any big changes at Sega? Feel free to share your hopes and wishes for the company in the comments below.
Source : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/08/sega_of_america_appoints_ian_curran_as_new_president
Latest posts by Bender Bending Rodríguez (see all)
- Fire Emblem Heroes – Pre-registration open for new Grand Conquest - November 20, 2018
- Spider-Man PS4 DLC ‘Turf Wars’ launch trailer, gameplay - November 20, 2018
- Switch Game Sales Make Up Three Percent Of Ubisoft’s Total Earnings In Second-Quarter Of 2018-19 - November 20, 2018