Ross Richie is Appointed Chairman of BOOM! Studios’ Board of Directors
BOOM! Studios has announced that the publisher’s Founder and CEO, Ross Richie, has been appointed Chairman of the Board by the company’s Board of Directors. In this new role, Richie will provide vision and strategy for the company, targeting new business activities and arrangements to take the company to its next stage.
Scott Lenet was the previous Chairman of the Board, a role he held for the past decade.
Richie’s transition from the CEO role to Chairman of the Board will move him out of day-to-day management. The leadership of the company will remain in the hands of its respected and veteran management team – Stephen Christy (President, Development), Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief), Joy Huffman (CFO), and Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing) – each of whom will remain in their respective roles.
Under Richie’s 16 year tenure as CEO the company has won “Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors 9 times, multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, and published BRZRKR, the best-selling comic book in comic book shops in the past 29 years. Currently in a first-look deal for television with Netflix, BOOM! is producing R.L. Stine TV series Just Beyond for Disney+ and Mech Cadets for Netflix, with over 24 media projects in active development.