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38 Studios' CEO Brett Close Departs

Posted Aug 21, 2009 by Michael Bitton

38 Studios' CEO Brett Close Departs

In a press release issued today, we have learned that 38 Studios' CEO Brett Close has departed the company, and is to be replaced by Jennifer MacLean. MacLean previously served the company as senior vice president of business development.

Mr. Close had this to say of his departure:

“I've had the privilege of building 38 Studios to become an
established force of IP creation and entertainment,”
“I leave with confidence in the future success of the company and have
no doubt its products will excite gamers worldwide.”

38 Studios Founder Curt Schilling had this to say:

“I'm proud to appoint as head of our company such a deserving and extraordinary member of the 38 Studios team. As the new chief executive, Jen will continue the journey in delivering on our vision of creating new entertainment experiences. Brett's leadership over the last three years has well-positioned 38 Studios for the next phase of the company's development. The entire 38 Studios team wishes Brett much success in all his future endeavors.”

For more information on 38 Studios, check out their official website here.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB