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id Software President Todd Hollenshead Steps Down

Today id Software’s president, Todd Hollenshead, has stepped down from his leadership position at the company to pursue other interests. The news first broke when IGN reported Hollenshead’s departure in a statement issued to the site by Bethesda.

“After many years with the studio, Todd Hollenshead decided to leave id Software to pursue other personal interests,” Bethesda’s Pete Hines told us. “While Todd was not part of the development teams, he was an integral part of id Software’s success as the business head of the studio and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Hollsenhead has been a longtime fixture in the history of id, joining the company in 1996, the former tax consultant for the firm Arthur Anderson joined id as CEO, a title which he held until Zenimax Media’s aquisition of the company in 2009. He is known for his luxurious mane of hair (rivaled only by fellow id alumni John Romero), as well as his role as MC at the annual QuakeCon gaming event held in Dallas, Texas.

It’s unclear if the former president plans to stay in the electronic entertainment industry.

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