Indications are that the parting of ways is amicable, and stems from an absence of alignment between AGBO’s most modern evolutionary stage and Bergsman’s longer-timeframe career interests. He has agreed to stay on for the subsequent 60 days.
AGBO has a different of excessive-profile initiatives in motion and is coming off its top-profile one to this point, The Grey Man, which is one among primarily the most-watched characteristic movies in Netflix history, based mostly totally on the company.
Earlier than becoming a member of AGBO in 2020, Bergsman was a partner and founding member of The Chernin Team, where he primarily centered on building, acquiring and investing in digital media firms. He served on the board of Crunchyroll and is silent a board member at MeatEater, an out of doors approach to life media and e-commerce company he launched. Earlier than TCG, Bergsman worked in enterprise fashion at NBCUniversal, corporate strategic planning at Disney and investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
Below are two interior memos circulated to AGBO workers — one from the Russos and AGBO co-founder and vice chairman Mike Larocca; and the different from Bergsman.
Dear AGBO crew –
We desire to share some important organizational recordsdata. After having achieved so most of the key desires he initiated since becoming a member of AGBO, Jason Bergsman has made the decision to depart the Firm.
Since Jason joined as CEO in early 2020, we are very chuffed that AGBO has made colossal progress across many fronts below Jason’s management. He has made foremost contributions as we’ve persevered building AGBO into a smartly-capitalized, easily functioning, and uniquely positioned just entertainment company.
At some level of his tenure, Jason led a rationalization of the Firm’s lines of enterprise; worked with inventive management to craft our Universe-centered inventive arrangement that leverages AGBO’s unfamiliar in-home expertise; and pursued a enterprise arrangement that reflects and supports this inventive positioning and the rotund doable of franchise-building.
Jason has also been integral to building out our incredible senior administration crew and inserting the Firm on sturdy financial footing, having worked with key AGBO mavens to manual AGBO’s financing and partnership arrangement with Asian gaming huge Nexon. As we bask in shared previously, this partnership affords AGBO each capital and a close two-arrangement strategic relationship that integrates video games firmly in AGBO’s future.
We are forever grateful for Jason’s strategic and working management—and the enduring help his contributions will bask in on our crew, culture, and the Firm keen forward.
Jason is leaving in position a grand crew of each lengthy-timeframe and neutral nowadays hired inventive leaders who are extraordinarily like minded to manual the Firm going forward. To make certain a refined transition, Jason has agreed to stay as CEO for the subsequent 60 days and work carefully with Firm management.
Joe, Anthony and Mike
First, thank you Joe and Anthony for your sort words right here and total, for your partnership and relief.
I’m very much pleased with the work that we’ve all performed collectively since I joined AGBO in early 2020. Previous most of the collective accomplishments Joe and Anthony so graciously cited, we’ve burnished AGBO’s in fact-earned reputation and constructed a grand foundation for persevered success in the years forward.
As soon as I joined the company, I did so with colossal self belief in the unparalleled capabilities of our AGBO crew and the chance of aligning them to meet the demands of a interesting but altering market. But what I didn’t realize on day one was the extent to which I’d be so impressed and invigorated by the inventive vitality right here and the spirit of collaboration that classes all through all we secure.
I’ve enjoyed working with and studying from every of you. Though we’ve collectively achieved so grand, I bask in made the decision to tear on with the peace of mind that there’s so grand extra to reach attributable to all your valued contributions and the management of our fabulous administration crew.
The full most keen,