Former Yahoo exec to take up new position in September

Blake Jorgensen appointed EA CFO

EA will be getting a new chief financial officer and executive vice president in September with the hire of Blake Jorgensen.

Jorgensen has been CFO for Yahoo and Levi Strauss, and has served as COO and co-director of investment banking at Thomas Wiesel partners, which he co-founded.

"New devices, digital distribution and a rapidly expanding audience make this an incredibly exciting time to join the game industry," he said.

"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."

Jorgensen holds a degree in economics from Stanford (1982) and an MBA from the Harvard Business school (1988).

"We are very pleased to have an executive with Blake’s experience joining our senior team at EA," said EA CEO John Riccitiello.

"Beyond his experience and leadership profile, we think Blake is a great cultural fit for EA and the game industry."

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