Steve Wadsworth had been one of the key executives helping Disney into the new digital age. A key player in the company’s acquisitions of social gaming firms like Playdom and overseer to surprise successes like Club Penguin, Wadsworth nonetheless announced his resignation from Disney Interactive Media Group in an email to fellow employees. An 11-year industry veteran, no reason was given for the departure or Wadsworth’s future employment plans.
“I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and while it is difficult to leave a great company, an exciting business and a wonderful group of people, my desire and excitement to pursue other opportunities is too great to ignore.” read the email.
Disney CEO Bob Iger later commented, “I’ve been fortunate to work with Steve for many years and am thankful for his dedication and countless contributions to our company.”