SAN FRANCISCO—Stephan Sirard, founder of Next Door Studios and co-founder of gay affiliate program Buddy Profits, announced his retirement today after 20 years in the adult industry.
“It has been an incredible journey! I am SO proud of the work that Gamma Entertainment and my team have done together by building a legacy brand and such an incredibly successful business,” Sirard said. “I want to thank the entire team and everyone that I had the pleasure to work with. I feel very fortunate to have surrounded myself with some of the most ethical, smart and successful partners to develop our outstanding content and establish the top affiliate gay program that is out there. I have no doubt they will continue to do a superb job. I see nothing but success for the future of the company.”
Gamma Entertainment, along with Sirard’s current business partner, have acquired his shares and will assume full control of the company.
“When we partnered up with Stefan in 2005 to create Buddy Profits, we had no idea our partnership would become such a great success.” said Claude Hyppolite, Gamma Entertainment’s head of partner paysites. “I thank Stephan for all the hard work and trust he put into Gamma over years, we truly wish him the best.”