June 08, 2015 by Ready At Dawn Studios
Longtime Blizzard Entertainment® COO joins Ready At Dawn;
Company expands business operations to Austin, Texas
IRVINE, California – June 8, 2015 – Ready At Dawn, an internationally acclaimed independent
video game developer, announced today the strategic hire of Blizzard Entertainment’s COO, Paul
Sams, as Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, Sams will direct the company’s
business operations and global growth initiatives. Ru Weerasuriya, Ready At Dawn’s co-Founder
and current CEO, will now serve as President and Chief Creative Officer. Additionally, the
company has expanded its operations to include a business hub in Austin, Texas.
“It is never easy finding someone to take over the reins of a company after this many years, but I
cannot think of anyone better suited to guide the team as we look to the future. He is one of the
most accomplished, respected and experienced leaders in our industry” said Ru Weerasuriya.
“With Paul’s arrival, our studio in Irvine will turn its attention solely to creative and game
development, while Austin will become the focus of our business endeavors. Paul’s expertise and
industry knowledge positions us well to reach…