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RUMOR: Russell Shanks Out, Columbus Nova Exec In

Posted Dec 02, 2016 by Suzie Ford

RUMOR: Russell Shanks Out, Columbus Nova Exec In

According to The Ancient Gaming Noob (via MassivelyOP) it appears that Daybreak President Russell Shanks left the company in October of this year and that Columbus Nova's Ji Ham is now listed on Linked In as Acting President. Shanks took over in 2015 when then-President John Smedley resigned.

And, of course, the bigger question is, what does it mean now that Russell Shanks is out and Ji Ham is in?  The Wikipedia article says he is the “current acting president,” which sounds temporary, but the article also has no source to back that up.  And given that Ji Ham is listed as having been Co-President since July 2015, it would not be a stretch to assume he has simply taken over the role rather than keeping the seat warm for some new hire.

Columbus Nova is the investment firm that bought up Daybreak Game Company in 2015 and Mr. Ham has been with that company for over ten years.

We have reached out to Columbus Nova and Daybreak for confirmation.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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