EA has made a fairly major corporate announcement today,with the introduction of their new CFO Blake Jorgensen. Jorgensen will act as both Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company according to the release, and will oversee the companies worldwide financial decisions starting in September.
Blake Jorgensen is known for being the CFO of huge companies like Levi Strauss & Co. and Yahoo! Inc. so he is bringing over years of industry experience. Seems like a good move to me, although I wonder if he knows much about videogames.
EA CEO John Riccitiello spoke to the press about the decision. “We are very pleased to have an executive with Blake’s experience joining our senior team at EA,” stated 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.”
Blake Jorgensen also took time to voice his opinion on his new position in the company: “New devices, digital distribution and a rapidly expanding audience make this an incredibly exciting time to join the game industry,” he explained.
“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.”
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