Today, Atlus and Sega announced that Atlus’s new president and COO Ian Curran, who was appointed the role just recently, will also be taking over the seat of Sega West CEO, while previous Sega West CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki will become Atlus U.S.A. CEO.
It seems Curran is climbing the corporate latter rather quickly over at Sega and Atlus with this new position. Both Curran and Miyazaki-san are dedicating their time to growing the brand of Sega and Atlus in the west and they felt that this was the best way to accomplish this. The previous Sega West CEO, Naoto Hiraoka, will become Atlus brand owner where he will lead projects to bring awareness to the company’s niche titles.
The tree individuals released statements about the move:
“I’m so proud of the work we’ve done at Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and Mr. Miyazaki and Mr. Curran will continue to guide the company to even greater success,” said Naoto Hiraoka, former President, and CEO, Atlus U.S.A. Inc. and Senior Vice President, SEGA of America, Inc. “I look forward to creating more exciting projects with the creative team at ATLUS in Japan, and wish my colleagues the best of luck growing the business in the Americas and EMEA.”
“I’m eager to grow my role as the new President and COO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and greatly appreciate the support that Mr. Hiraoka has given me up to this point,” said Mr. Curran, President, and COO, Sega of America, Inc. “Across the Sega and Atlus families, we’ve had an incredibly successful year, and there is still so much to look forward to.
“We wish Mr. Hiraoka the very best of luck in his role and are thankful that he’ll still be a valuable asset to the Atlus team,” said Mr. Miyazaki, CEO, Sega West. “I’m thrilled to play a greater role in the continued success of Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and work alongside Ian, who has done an incredible job in just a couple of short months in his role as President and COO of Sega of America.”
This move happened shortly after Curran was appointed COO and President back in early August. If you missed it, we took a look at his past work and how he started in the industry.
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