Harold Ryan

Harold Ryan is a long-time Bungie employee and executive, and currently serves as President, Studio Head, and Chairman of the Bungie Board of Directors.[1][2]

Ryan graduated from Washington State University in 1995[1] and joined the test team of Atomic Games, where he was credited as a game tester on such games as Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far and Close Combat III: The Russian Front.[3] Ryan joined Bungie in 2000 as a test manager on Halo: Combat Evolved and quickly advanced over the years from test manager to studio manager to President.[1][3]

Historically, Ryan has rarely spoken to press. Since the announcement of Destiny, however, he has done so more frequently. He appeared onstage at Sony's February 22, 2013 PlayStation 4 reveal event,[4] and gave several interviews about Destiny during E3 2013.[5][6]

On January 27, 2015, Bungie announced that Ryan had stepped down as the President of Bungie and would be replaced by new CEO Pete Parsons.[7]


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  2.  "Bungie Inc. Registration Detail". Washington State Office of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 10 Oct. 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1  "Harold Ryan on IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 10 Oct. 2013.
  4. (2013-02-22) YouTube.comPlayStation Meeting 2013 - Activision and Bungie's Reveal Destiny for the PS4 & PS3 Retrieved 10 Oct. 2013.
  5. , T3CHNOCIDE. (2013-08-4) "Exclusive Interview with Harold Ryan - President of Bungie". Wikia. Retrieved 10 Oct. 2013.
  6. (2013-06-11) YouTube.comBungie's President Talks Destiny Retrieved 10 Oct. 2013.
  7. Bungie (2016) "Bungie Studio News". Retrieved January 28, 2016.