EA Names New President, COO

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Electronic Arts has named John Pleasants as its new President of Global Publishing and Chief Operating Officer.

Pleasants’ previous experience includes roles as president and CEO of Revolution Health Group, president and CEO at Ticketmaster and “key consumer marketing roles” with Frito-Lay, according to MCV. His position will put him at the head of the company’s global publishing operations, corporate communications and governments affairs, and online, central development and technology teams. He will report directly to EA CEO John Riccitiello.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity and there’s no better time to be joining EA,” Pleasants said. “John Riccitiello and the team at EA have laid out the right plan to take EA forward by building innovative products, expanding digital revenues and extending its strengths in global publishing. I’m excited about the challenge of leading these initiatives and working with this talented team.”

“John’s experience as a business operator, his knowledge of online consumer relationships and his ability to lead large global teams will be a big asset to EA,” added Riccitiello. “He will be a close partner to me and to the executives that lead our four labels.”

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