Randy Pitchford is no longer the president of Gearbox Software. At the company’s most recent quarterly meeting, he announced that former chief technical officer Steve Jones would take over as the new chairman. Jones now leads all production and development related to Gearbox Software.
However, Pitchford is not giving up the gearbox. In fact, he is still the CEO of the broader company. in that announcement tweet, Pitchford reported that he still serves as president of Gearbox Studios, which handles film and television (eg. Limit film) is related to gearbox properties. Gearbox will still have access to its “experience and institutional knowledge” of the company’s brand and franchisees.
His new role combines his business acumen and creative abilities into one. If you can also call it a new role, ie. In his own words, “If you’re working with me on any creative level, nothing will change.”
The announcement tweet included an internal staff email about Jones’ promotion with a diagram of the leadership pyramid. Pitchford is still at the helm as CEO and president of Gearbox Entertainment Company. Jones is listed as president of Gearbox Software, an offshoot under the parent company. Steve Gibson, who was promoted to CEO of Gearbox Publishing in 2019, is on a similar level.
So no one is really taking Pitchford’s place. He is no longer just in charge of Gearbox Software. That’s all Jones.
Jones has over 22 years of experience working for Gearbox Software on projects like these Half Life: Opposing Forcehandjob aura for PC, and brothers in Arms. He also served as technical director for the first two Limit As president of Gearbox Software, he will oversee the game. Production and development of Gearbox Software’s flagship titles. for example, Tiny Tina Wonderlands Likely to be on that list.
“The simplest thing I can say is that he is better than me,” Pitchford said of his fellow CEO.