Why the big guy went bye-bye
Reggie Fils-Aime joined the board of directors at GameStop back in March of 2020, and then roughly one year later, he left the company. Many wondered why there was such a quick turnaround in Reggie’s arrival and departure, and now we have some insight.
In an interview at SXSW, the big man himself opened up about why he decided to part ways with GameStop.
“There has not been an articulated strategy. Leadership says we don’t want to articulate our strategy because they don’t want it to be stolen. To me that was not acceptable.”
Reggie had originally stated that he saw a patch forward for GameStop if they branched out into the e-Commerce arena, but others within the company didn’t see that as their best option moving forward. It’s clear that this was a sticking point for Reggie, which is why he bowed out.