Pucino takes up his new role after THQ posted poor financial results and will lead the publisher as it attempts to reduces its costs by $220 million. He replaces Colin Slade, who is indefinite medical leave.
Brian Farrell, president of THQ, said: “Paul’s strong financial leadership, corporate strategy expertise and deep experience with technology companies will be invaluable as we execute on our recently announced strategic plan and business realignment actions.:
Pucino has previously worked as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Classmates Media, and financial executive of Digital Insight.
Puchino said: “THQ has strong franchises and a solid strategy. I look forward to working with Brian and the rest of THQ’s management team to implement the necessary changes to improve THQ’s competitive position and profitability.”