It’s no secret that for the last several years, GameStop has seen its prospects circling the drain. Now, in an effort to stem the bleeding, they’ve announced a new yet familiar face will be joining their board of directors.
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) March 9, 2020
Former Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, who famously retired from that position just over a year ago to “level up” to more time with his wife, family and friends. He will be joined by William “Bill” Simon, an executive with more than 30 years of “operational and strategic advisory” experience in the retail, consumer and food and beverage industries, and James “J.K.” Symancyk, who has “more than 25 years of executive leadership and operational experience in the retail and consumer products industries,” working with such brands as Meijer, Sam’s Club, and PetSmart. The latter two will begin their appointments immediately, while the esteemed Mr. Fils-Aime will take on his new responsibilities on April 20.
As for their respective roles, Fils-Aime will be a part of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, whereas Simon will act as a member of the Audit Committee, and Symancyk joins the Compensation Committee.
For more details, you can view the full press release on GameStop’s website.
Oh, and in case you were wondering:
Don’t believe everything on Wikipedia. Real height is 6’ 2.5”. I was 6’3”, but shrunk with the burden of all the Mother 3 questions. https://t.co/1qi5Jnj9PE
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) February 28, 2020
Hopefully the pressures of saving a sinking ship won’t cause him to lose any more inches.