Ben Brode, Hearthstone Game Director, announced on April 20th that he would be leaving Blizzard after 15 years.
He will be embarking on a new journey, starting a new business, but he had posted to the Blizzard forums and reflected about his time at the company, reflecting that he had joined the Blizzard team as a tester when he was just 20.
Take the time to read his full message on the forums here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/20762317811?page=1
I wanted to take the time to thank Ben for all his hard work at Blizzard. For all the fun times, raps, funny stories and fantastic things that he had achieved while at Blizzard. He was a great addition and hopefully his adventure is awesome and I hope all the best for him and his family!