Schilling, top execs, board disappear from 38 Studios’ websiteMay 17th, 2012 at 8:56 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
[See update below.]
38 Studios has quietly removed Curt Schilling and its top two executives from its website.
Photos and biographies of Schilling, 38 Studios’ founder and chairman, along with its CEO Jennifer MacLean and its Chief Operating Officer Bill Thomas have all disappeared from the site. The changes were first noted by Joystiq, the gaming news outlet.
Up to now Schilling had been listed on the site’s “Visionaries” page along with three other individuals. “Mr. Schilling has 8 years of video game industry experience, and has participated in MMO development through his long partnership with Sony Online Entertainment,” his biography said, according to a cached version from Friday.
“His preparation skills and ability to focus were extraordinary even amongst professional athletes; these have since carried over into his business activities,” the biography of the former Red Sox ace went on to say.
In addition to Schilling, two individuals were gone from the “Management” page by Thursday night: MacLean, who’s been on maternity leave since mid-March, and Thomas.
Thomas attended Wednesday’s emergency EDC meeting and spoke briefly with a PBN reporter afterwards, but on Thursday the company’s dial-by-name phone directory didn’t find a match for him. 38 Studios has not responded to multiple requests for comment throughout the week.
38 Studios has also deleted its board of directors page. A cached version of the board page from Friday listed nine directors: Schilling, MacLean, Thomas, Martha Crowinshield, Jim Halpin, Doug MacRae, Kevin Roche, Sundar Subramaniam and Tom Zaccagnino. The directors’ pages said “Access denied” rather than “Page not found.”
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