EA’s digital transformation is changing this company from top to bottom – including the roster and responsibilities of our most senior executives. Today, we are announcing two more changes to the executive team.
Mark Tonnesen is joining EA as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, reporting to our CTO, Rajat Taneja. Mark comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience in managing information systems at McAfee, Logitech and Cisco.
Moving IT out of our Finance group and into technology operation reflects the great importance we place on building EA’s technology infrastructure. Rajat Taneja is assembling a team of engineers and technologists responsible for creating a technology structure for our games, services, customer information and much more. Mark and his information technology team link directly into that infrastructure. We’re grateful to have an executive of Mark’s caliber join EA at such an exciting time.
Also today we are announcing that Eric Brown, our CFO, will be leaving EA. He has decided to join Polycom, a world leader in communications technology. Eric’s decision was based on his career goal to combine his expertise in Finance with deeper involvement in Operations. We have begun a search for a new CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates. During that period, Ken Barker will serve as our interim CFO. Ken has more than eight years of experience at EA and deep involvement and leadership over much of our Finance organization and we have enormous confidence in his ability to see EA through this transition.
There is no denying the pace of change at EA is accelerating. The successful launch of blockbusters like FIFA Soccer 12, Battlefield 3, The Sims Social and Star Wars: The Old Republic; smashing our goal for generating $1B in digital revenue; and the dramatic growth of Origin – each of these is a huge milestone in our digital transformation. EA will exit this fiscal year a profoundly different company than we were at the start. From here on, change is constant.
Please join us in welcoming Mark Tonnesen to EA and in wishing the best of luck to Eric Brown.