EXCLUSIVE: Jason Bergsman, a seasoned enterprise government who helped Joe and Anthony Russo construct AGBO right into a formidable content material provider, will exit as the corporate’s CEO this fall.
Indications are that the parting of the way is amicable, and stems from a scarcity of alignment between AGBO’s present evolutionary stage and Bergsman’s longer-term profession pursuits. He has agreed to remain on for the following 60 days.
AGBO has quite a few high-profile initiatives in movement and is coming off its highest-profile one so far, The Gray Man, which is likely one of the most-watched function movies in Netflix historical past, in keeping with the corporate.
Earlier than becoming a member of AGBO in 2020, Bergsman was a associate and founding member of The Chernin Group, the place he primarily centered on constructing, buying, and investing in digital media corporations. He served on the board of Crunchyroll and continues to be a board member at MeatEater, an outside way of life media and e-commerce firm he launched. Previous to TCG, Bergsman labored in enterprise improvement at NBC Common, company strategic planning at Disney and funding banking at Goldman Sachs.
Beneath are two inside memos circulated to AGBO workers — one from the Russos and AGBO co-founder and vice chairman Mike Larocca; and the opposite from Bergsman.
Pricey AGBO staff –
We need to share some necessary organizational information. After having achieved so most of the key goals he initiated since becoming a member of AGBO, Jason Bergsman has made the choice to depart the Firm.
Since Jason joined as CEO in early 2020, we’re very happy that AGBO has made nice progress throughout many fronts beneath Jason’s management. He has made vital contributions as we’ve continued constructing AGBO right into a well-capitalized, easily functioning, and uniquely positioned unbiased leisure firm.
Throughout his tenure, Jason led a rationalization of the Firm’s traces of enterprise; labored with artistic management to craft our Universe-focused artistic technique that leverages AGBO’s distinctive in-house expertise; and pursued a enterprise technique that displays and helps this artistic positioning and the total potential of franchise-building.
Jason has additionally been integral to constructing out our glorious senior administration staff and placing the Firm on sturdy monetary footing, having labored with key AGBO execs to guide AGBO’s financing and partnership association with Asian gaming big Nexon. As now we have shared beforehand, this partnership offers AGBO each capital and an in depth two-way strategic relationship that integrates video video games firmly in AGBO’s future.
We’re without end grateful for Jason’s strategic and working management—and the enduring profit his contributions could have on our staff, tradition, and the Firm shifting ahead.
Jason is leaving in place a powerful staff of each long-term and not too long ago employed artistic leaders who’re extraordinarily properly suited to guide the Firm going ahead. To make sure a clean transition, Jason has agreed to stay as CEO for the following 60 days and work intently with Firm management.
Joe, Anthony and Mike
First, thanks Joe and Anthony in your type phrases right here and total, in your partnership and help.
I’m tremendously happy with the work that we’ve all completed collectively since I joined AGBO in early 2020. Past most of the collective accomplishments Joe and Anthony so graciously cited, we’ve burnished AGBO’s well-deserved repute and constructed a powerful basis for continued success within the years forward.
After I joined the corporate, I did so with nice confidence within the unparalleled capabilities of our AGBO staff and the prospect of aligning them to fulfill the calls for of a vibrant however altering market. However what I didn’t notice on day one was the extent to which I’d be so impressed and invigorated by the artistic power right here and the spirit of collaboration that programs all through all we do.
I’ve loved working with and studying from every of you. Although we’ve collectively achieved a lot, I’ve made the choice to maneuver on with the peace of mind that there’s a lot extra to return because of all of your valued contributions and the management of our unimaginable administration staff.
All the very best,