CEO Chad Gutstein To Depart Machinima; Russell Arons Named General Manager

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s (WBIE) Russell Arons has been tapped to lead gaming-focused digital network Machinima, the company announced today. Arons will replace Chad Gutstein, who has served as Machinima’s CEO since 2014, and who is departing the company to “pursue entrepreneurial projects,” according to a release. In her new role as Machinima’s general manager, Arons — who formerly served as SVP of worldwide marketing at WBIE, the company’s gaming unit — will henceforth lead Machinima’s creative, marketing, data, business development, and operations. She and Gutstein will work together on…

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