Team17 co-founder Debbie Bestwick to step down from CEO role
Bestwick will take part in helping Team17 arrange a suitable successor, as well as an orderly handover of the CEO role once said successor has been determined.
Debbie Bestwick has been a leader at Team17 since she helped co-found it in December 1990, but she will be shifting positions at the company soon. Team17 has announced that Bestwick, who was currently the company’s CEO, will be resigning from the role in the near future. She will remain in the position only long enough to aid in identifying a successor and efficiently passing the torch along to said person.
Team17 announced Debbie Bestwick’s resignation in a press release on its investor relations site on March 28, 2023. While Bestwick is not stepping down from the role just yet, she will as soon as her successor is found. After the passing of power, Bestwick will not leave the company, but instead move to a non-executive role, serving on Team17’s Board of Directors and providing her experience and mentorship to the Board and senior management of Team17.
Bestwick shared a comment in the press release that she feels Team17 is in good hands with the leadership ecosystem at the head of the group:
Team17 has had its ups and downs over the course of the past couple years. The group just published Dredge, which was well-reviewed, including here at Shacknews. However, the group also notably tried to get in on the NFT craze, ending in announcing a MetaWorms NFT project before canceling it just a day later due to backlash. Nonetheless, the company also still moves games like its popular Worms franchise as well.
With Bestwick stepping out of the CEO role, it will be interesting to see who fills her shoes at Team17. Stay tuned as we await further updates on this story.
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