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Furlong leaves GameStop as CEO

Furlong leaves GameStop as CEO

The CEO of US retailer GameStop Matt Furlong is leaving the company.

That's according to an SEC filing from the firm, which says the board of directors terminated his employment as chief exec and president role on June 5th. GameStop has appointed Mark Robinson as its new general manager, while corporate raider/activist investor Ryan Cohen has been appointed as executive chairman.

Robinson joined GameStop back in 2022 as VP and general counsel.

" Mr. Furlong’s resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices," reads the SEC filing.

"In connection with Mr. Furlong’s resignation, the Board reduced the size of the Board to five."

Furlong joined GameStop back in June 2021 at the same time as chief financial officer Mike Recupero. Both joined from Amazon, though the latter was fired just over a year ago in July 2022.

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