trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

EA Sports Announces New CEO is Andrew Wilson

/ Sep 18th, 2013 No Comments

EA LOGO

This week, EA Sports announced Andrew Wilson as it’s new CEO. EA’s former CEO, John Riccitiello resigned this March after poor first quarter financial performance. The position was vacant until the announcement this week that EA had found their new leader.

Wilson previously served as executive producer of the FIFA franchise and Executive Vice President of Origin. Larry Probst, Chairman of the Board for EA and temporary CEO after Riccitiello’s resignation, led the search for a new CEO that resulted in EA hiring from within. Wilson is fiscally focused which is no surprise given the reason for the resignation of EA’s former CEO. In a message from Wilson posted on EA’s blog, he stated that his future focus as head of EA would be “Continued transformation for our digital future; Delivering amazing games and services across platforms; and Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.”

Quick Take

It’s tough to remember that gaming developers and publishers are businesses too. Ultimately, it’s all about the benjamins and very corporate announcements like these are a reminder that EA is just as knowledgeable about running their business as they are about how to make good games.
  

Alexandra Mangen
Alex is a nerd who "loves loves loves" gaming. She's a huge FPS gamer but also dabbles in RPGs and MMOs. If it's entertaining and well designed, she's game.
Alexandra Mangen
Alexandra Mangen

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

Destiny Demo

Destiny Demo Now Available

Nov 20th, 2014No Comments

399 Xbox One

Microsoft Giving Xbox One Early Adapters Free Gifts

Nov 20th, 2014No Comments

Wander MMO

Wander Brings No-Combat MMO to PS4

Nov 19th, 2014No Comments

The Mighty No 9

Mighty No 9 Protagonist Gets Facelift

Nov 17th, 2014No Comments

Top Articles

Destiny Demo Now Available Nov 20th, 2014 at 7:00

Microsoft Giving Xbox One Early Adapters Free Gifts Nov 20th, 2014 at 6:00

Wander Brings No-Combat MMO to PS4 Nov 19th, 2014 at 9:00

Mighty No 9 Protagonist Gets Facelift Nov 17th, 2014 at 6:00

New Releases: Week of 11/16 Nov 16th, 2014 at 12:00

Destiny Goes Down for Update Nov 13th, 2014 at 7:00

Just Cause 3 Announced Nov 12th, 2014 at 9:00

9 Tips for Dealing with the Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation Nov 11th, 2014 at 9:00

New Releases: Week of 11/9 Nov 9th, 2014 at 12:00

New Tony Hawk Console Game Expected in 2015 Nov 8th, 2014 at 12:15