John Riccitiello steps down as Electronic Arts CEO
Posted: 18.03.2013 20:27 by Comments: 9
In surprising breaking news, longtime Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is no longer working for the company, and has been replaced by 22 year company veteran Larry Probst.

In a statement, EA related:

Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that John Riccitiello will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 30. The Board has appointed Larry Probst as Executive Chairman to ensure a smooth transition and to lead EA’s executive team while the Board conducts a search for a permanent CEO. The Board will consider internal and external candidates with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.

Mr. Probst has played a leadership role at EA since 1991. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board since 1994, he previously served as the Company’s CEO from 1991 to 2007. As CEO, Probst successfully grew the Company’s annual revenues from $175 million to approximately $3 billion, led EA into new platforms such as mobile, online and other emerging markets and expanded its international presence to more than 75 countries.

Stay tuned.
Source: Tech Crunch
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By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 18, 2013
In before unrelated Simcity comments
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 18, 2013
End of an era I hope.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Mar 18, 2013
Thing is SirRod, I highly doubt it is unrelated.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 18, 2013
I doubt that one single troubled launch would bring him down after all this time, it might have tipped the balance though if some other stuff was going on.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Mar 19, 2013
Note they hired the old CEO who wasn't a major fuckup.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Mar 19, 2013
Hope that this will make some changes in EA.
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Mar 19, 2013
I think Peter Moore will take up the position, but we'll have to wait and see.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 19, 2013
He's loaded and grey haired?

I would ^_^