Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello steps down
Last night, Electronic Arts confirmed that CEO John Riccitiello has relinquished his position.
Effective immediately, Executive Chairman Larry Probst has taken over Riccitiello's duties, as the organization begins its search for a new CEO. Probst was CEO of EA from 1991 to 2007, during which time he expanded the company's revenues from $175 million to $3 billion annually.
"We thank John for his contributions to EA since he was appointed CEO in 2007, especially the passion, dedication and energy he brought to the Company every single day," said Probst. "John has worked hard to lead the Company through challenging transitions in our industry, and was instrumental in driving our very significant growth in digital revenues. We appreciate John's leadership and the many important strategic initiatives he has driven for the Company. We have mutually agreed that this is the right time for a leadership transition."
Source: Electronic Arts press release
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