Electronics Arts executive Blake Jorgensen has stepped down from his position. EA announced this in a filing, when Jorgensen first started his process of transitioning out of his role as CFO and COO. He is expected to leave EA in Summer 2022.
EA is looking for a new CFO, and will search internally and externally for a new hire. EA Chief Studios Office Laura Miele will take over as COO after Jorgensen leaves the company.
In a blog post, EA CEO Andrew Wilson shared some reasoning for Jorgensen’s departure and some other high-level changes within the company’s management.
“As our industry grows, this is the time for us to push ourselves to continue innovating, to evolve, and drive transformation for our players. Our leadership team has been carefully evaluating the opportunities ahead, and today we are sharing some context on key changes we will make as we move forward,” Wilson said.
In regards to Miele’s promotion to COO, Wilson stated, “There is no one that has deeper trust and respect across our company than Laura to lead this for us. Laura successfully led EA Studios with strong strategic and operational discipline, and she will bring that focus and rigor to the entire company as COO.”
Wilson additionally confirmed that EA marketing boss Chris Bruzzo is taking over the Chief Experience Officer role. Bruzzo will “build social ecosystems that forge stronger connections and create amazing player experiences in and around our games.”
Here are some other announcements about EA’s management structure:
- Mala Singh will continue in her role as Chief People Officer, driving how we build and support our incredible teams.
- Ken Moss will continue as Chief Technology Officer to power our growth with continued focus on our technology platform and services.
- Jake Schatz will continue as our Chief Legal Officer,guiding our evolution as a company through a shifting legal and public policy landscape.
“I am proud to be part of this amazing team at Electronic Arts. I look forward to sharing new accomplishments, and bringing great entertainment to even more players around the world,” Wilson said.