EA Appoints Blake Jorgensen as Chief Financial Officer
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced Blake Jorgensen has
been appointed as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. Mr. Jorgensen will report directly to Chief Executive
Officer John Riccitiello and will have responsibility for the company's
global financial operations. He will start at EA in early September 2012.
Mr. Jorgensen joins EA after serving as Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. since July 2009. Prior to
this, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Inc., and as the
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking at Thomas
Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998.
"We are very pleased to have an executive with Blake's experience
joining our senior team at EA," said EA CEO John Riccitiello. "His deep
understanding of finance and experience in online commerce and
entertainment will be instrumental to EA's transformation into digital
distribution of game content and services. Beyond his experience and
leadership profile, we think Blake is a great cultural fit for EA and
the game industry."
"New devices, digital distribution and a rapidly expanding audience make
this an incredibly exciting time to join the game industry," said Blake
Jorgensen. "EA is a leader on every major game format from packaged
goods to mobile, social and free-to-play. I look forward to joining this
team and helping them expand their global leadership."
Prior to Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Jorgensen held roles at Montgomery
Securities, MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. He
graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Economics in 1982
and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1988. Mr. Jorgensen and
his wife Debbie live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for
Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More
information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass
Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden,
NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with
EA Corporate Communications
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Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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