Sega of America has appointed industry veteran Ian Curran as its new president and chief operating officer.
Curran will oversee publishing and Sonic business units within the Americas and EMEA. Additionally, he will serve on the board of Atlus USA.
He'll work with staff across the company's offices in London, Irvine and Burbank, and will report directly to Sega West CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki.
Prior to joining Sega Curran’s most recent position saw him coaching and mentoring staff and gaming accessories supplier Gioteck, while his career spans major publishers like THQ and Acclaim Entertainment.
"My thanks and gratitude to Mr. Miyazaki and the entire company leadership for this opportunity to lead our operations and executions in the Americas and EMEA,” said Curran.
"I appreciate all of the incredible efforts Mr. Hiraoka has made to lay the groundwork for our operations in the Americas.
“As part of the Sega family, we are inheritors of an expansive body of work and opportunity which I plan to help reach its full potential."
Sega West CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki added: “It is with great excitement we welcome Ian to the SEGA family in this new COO role and as President of SEGA of America, roles necessary for our burgeoning success in the Americas.
“In support of Ian's vision, senior management and I will work with him to ensure he has the support he needs to continue growing our business."