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WizKids forced to reorganize

June 20th, 2006: Allan Sugarbaker says...
WizKids forced to reorganize

Times are tough all over. If you’ve been online today, you probably heard: WizKids has undergone another reorganization. According to the press release, this “brought about a tough decision to have a reduction in force.” No details are released yet about who will be leaving the company, or what specifically brought on the reorganization. The company stated that “These steps are necessary for the long term health of WizKids, and will allow us to focus on our core Brands of Battlestar Galactica, HeroClix, HorrorClix, MechWarrior and Pirates.” Perhaps all this unfortunate activity is why WizKids CEO Jordan Weisman seemed a bit subdued in his (unrelated) cable television appearance earlier today on G4’s Attack of the Show. Or maybe he’s just generally a calm sort. In any case, the staff of OgreCave hopes everyone affected by the reorg lands on their feet.

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5 comments

  1. Nikchick says:

    Accounts are that Jordan has indeed left the company as part of this reorg/”reduction in force”.

  2. Chris says:

    Wow, now that is interesting. I have two friends affected by the re-org and neithe rof them mentioned that.

  3. Blake Tullo says:

    Huh, I figured of all companies out there Wizkids should have been doing well enough to not have to go through this. Hopefully everyone involved lands on their feet.

  4. misuba says:

    Wasn’t there a layoff of some size when the Topps buyout happened? I don’t remember one. If not, this is a long-overdue correction in some ways.

  5. James S. says:

    Huh. Well the last reorganization (that cost me my last job) “to remain healthy in the market” blew up in their face with mass defections as the remaining workers all had to shoulder the work that the people laid off did. We’ll see how WK fares but I don’t hold out much hope. Expect to see other people leave the company before this is over.

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