Two Senior Executives Leave Funimation

posted on 2007-10-18 04:33 EDT by Mikhail Koulikov
COO Ward Thomas, SVP of Marketing Debra Kennedy leave separately

ICv2 is reporting that Funimation's Chief Operating Officer Ward Thomas and Senior Vice President of Marketing Debra Kennedy have left the company. Thomas joined Funimation as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations in 2005, after it was acquired by Navarre Corporation. At Navarre, he had been an account executive, and later, Director of Sales. According to ICv2, he will be returning to the software industry.

Kennedy, a Harvard Business School MBA, had previously worked for Blockbuster, where she had been in charge of videogame marketing, and for Nokia Mobile Phones North America. She was a frequent conference speaker, and presented a keynote address on the future of anime in North America at this year's Anime Expo.

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