Yesterday, Nintendo saw a major corporate restructure, including big changes to the Board of Directors in Japan. Just a day later, Nintendo has announced more executive changes, this time in North America. Scott Moffitt has been with Nintendo of America since 2011, and he is the company’s current Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Following a report from IGN, Nintendo has issued a statement confirming that Moffitt is leaving the company at the end of July.
“Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has decided to leave Nintendo of America. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Scott will continue to work through the end of July. Nintendo has a strong group of seasoned leaders in place who will step in to assume the full responsibilities of the role on a permanent basis, with the objective of driving more collaboration and greater efficiencies across these groups and among the respective leaders. We thank Scott for his years of service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
No reason was given for Moffitt’s departure, but IGN’s sources described the split as “amicable.” Rather than looking for a replacement, Nintendo of America will be eliminating the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and splitting its functions between other employees. Moffitt will remain with Nintendo during this transition process, exiting the company at the end of next month.
Prior to his role at Nintendo, Moffitt held executive positions at Henkel Consumer Goods and PepsiCo. Where he intends to go after Nintendo is not yet known, but we wish him well in his future endeavors.