Industry stalwart and former PlayStation Europe boss David Reeves is stepping down as Capcom COO in January, MCV can reveal.
He will return to the consultancy and advisory role he held before he was appointed COO in March 2010.
“Over the past three years I have been very fortunate to be able to manage Capcom at an operational level in Europe but I want now to take up several new global consulting opportunities in non-competing industries, which, when combined with my existing and extensive charity commitments, means I cannot commit full time to my existing role at Capcom Europe,” Reeves stated.
“I have therefore chosen to relinquish the day to day management at CEE from the end of January 2013 and revert back to a consulting and advisory role for the company.”
Capcom Europe’s senior director of PR Ben Le Rougetel added: “We were very fortunate to have David for three years in the COO role in Europe. His experience has brought CEE both expansion in the PAL Regions and stability within the European entity.
“David will continue as a consultant with us and we are in the latter stages of formulating a reorganisation in Europe and will be making an official announcement later in January 2013 when everything has been finalised.”
Reeves said at the time of his appointment that Capcom planned on doubling its market share from two per cent to four per cent by 2015. He rose to prominence in the industry after a hugely successful 14-year stint at Sony where he oversaw the rise to power of the PlayStation brand.