Videogames make up a constantly-shifting industry, and every day old studios are closing, new studios are opening, and both developers and executives are always moving from place to place. Still, it’s not quite so often that you see a company’s chief operating officer move to greener pastures after barely four months with the organization.
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But that’s exactly what’s happening with Chris Bergstresser, now-former COO of Sega Europe. After coming onboard in August, Bergstresser has departed. Neither he nor Sega have offered a reason for the sudden change, but Sega tell GamesIndustry.biz that Bergstresser leaves “on strong terms.”
As Sega Europe seek a new chief, Sega West CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki will serve as the interim CEO and president, alongside Sega Europe’s senior management team.
“On behalf of the whole business,” says Miyazaki. “I would like to thank Chris for his hard work, integrity and his professionalism during his time at the helm of Sega’s European operation.”
Bergstresser entered the industry with Sega in 1991, and has held senior positions at a big variety of mobile and traditional game companies, including Konami, Atari, and Miniclip. Bergstresser replaced Jurgen Post at Sega Europe, who’d been with the company for over ten years.