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Mike Hayes Leaving SEGA

Mike Hayes is leaving SEGA this summer, departing the post of president and CEO of SEGA Europe and SEGA of America (SEGA West) he's held since 2009, reports MCV. They outline his accomplishments in that time: "Hayes has overseen a tenfold growth in the company as it switched from format-holder to multiplatform developer and publisher. Specific highlights in Hayes’ tenure has been moving the firm to a more digital business model, and acquiring The Creative Aseembly [sic] and Sports Interactive, responsible for Sega’s biggest hits on PC (the Total War and Football Manager series, respectively)." Word is he will focus on advisory and non-executive roles both inside and outside of the industry and that his European duties will be assumed by Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe.

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4. Re: Mike Hayes Leaving SEGA Apr 30, 2012, 13:59 Prez
 
My cynical side is telling me that the board decided that it was better for Sega to pay the ridiculous severance this guy was contractually guaranteed rather than allow him to further destroy the company by remaining as CEO despite what any press release says. In truth, for all I know he was the only smart one in the bunch and he was forced out by a bunch of passionless, greedy suits who want to just pump out Call of Duty clones by the truckload. Or maybe he just decided it was time to move on.  
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