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

Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX

Madden 15 Predicts Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX

Jan 27th, 2015No Comments

OOTP 16

OOTP 16 to Feature Official MLB License

Jan 26th, 20151 Comment

Dying Light Interview

New Releases: Week of 1/25

Jan 25th, 2015No Comments

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Coming to PS4, Xbox One

Jan 21st, 2015No Comments

Top Articles

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review Jan 26th, 2015 at 8:03

Blackguards 2 (PC) Review Jan 23rd, 2015 at 7:00

Funk of Titans (Xbox One) Review Jan 21st, 2015 at 7:00

Citizens of Earth (PS Vita) Review Jan 20th, 2015 at 7:00

Resident Evil HD (PC) Review Jan 19th, 2015 at 8:00

Elegy for a Dead World (PC) Review Jan 12th, 2015 at 9:00

Tennis in the Face (PS4) Review Jan 12th, 2015 at 8:08

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric (Wii U) Review Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:00

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita) Review Dec 29th, 2014 at 8:00

The Talos Principle (PC) Review Dec 22nd, 2014 at 8:00