Report: EA Is Doing The Executive Shuffle
In the wake of Andrew Wilson being promoted to CEO, EA seems to be in the midst of an executive reorganization.
Polygon is reporting that EA is shuffling several executives around the company. The moves, which were announced during a town hall meeting at EA, help fill power vacuums left when Wilson was promoted. The moves don’t include any new names, instead relying on current EA executives taking on new responsibilities.
Patrick Söderlund, who is – and will remain – the Executive Vice President of EA Games, will also oversee the EA Sports division. Söderlund was the CEO of DICE from 2000-2006, followed by a stint at EA Games Europe. EA Sports was previously under the EA Labels division, along with Maxis, BioWare, and EA Games.
Additionally, the more public-facing Frank Gibeau will now oversee Origin, as well as EA’s mobile division. Gibeau was most recently the President of EA Labels, and before that he was the President of EA Games from 2008-2011.
It doesn’t sound like any high-profile departures will accompany these moves. Peter Moore, who many assumed was on the EA CEO shortlist (assuming he wanted the job), is still the COO.