EA management changes detailed - Report

[UPDATE] Week after Andrew Wilson named CEO, company reportedly appoints Patrick Soderlund to head of EA Sports, while Frank Gibeau will run mobile division and Origin; internal memo confirms changes.


[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Polygon obtained an internal memo that confirms the executive appointments. It also indicated that Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw has joined Wilson's management team as head of the SimCity studio, while COO Peter Moore "continues to lead our Global Publishing and Marketing organizations, as well as EA's Worldwide Customer Experience and Global Media Solutions teams."

Other direct reports for Wilson include Rajat Taneja (CTO), Blake Jorgensen (CFO), Joel Linzner (EVP of business and legal affairs), and Gabrielle Toledano (EVP and chief talent officer), who will continue in their existing roles.

"These are exciting times for all of us here at EA," Wilson said in the memo. "Games like FIFA 14, launching this week around the world, are at the very pinnacle of quality for the current-gen consoles and an example of what great can look like across platforms, business models and geographies. We have more amazing games launching over the coming months, including our robust slate of titles for the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Meanwhile, Mobile continues its amazing trajectory, and we're exploring new opportunities in digital gaming every day."

The original story is below.

A week after EA Sports executive Andrew Wilson was promoted to the role of EA CEO, the Battlefield and Mass Effect publisher has shifted its leadership structure, according to multiple sources speaking with Polygon.

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EA Games Label executive vice president Patrick Soderlund will now see his responsibilities expanded, as he will take over as head of EA Sports, according to the report. Meanwhile, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau will reportedly henceforth run EA's mobile group.

In addition to leading EA's mobile business, Gibeau will take over as head of EA Origin, the position Wilson held--along with his post at EA Sports--prior to his promotion.

The information was leaked out of a company-wide "town hall" meeting today at EA. The company has not confirmed the reported leadership changes.

Wilson replaced John Riccitiello as EA's top executive last week, after the position was vacant for a period of six months. Wilson will receive an annual salary of $800,000 in his new post, while executive chairman Larry Probst will remain onboard during the transition and continue to receive a $1.03 million compensation package.

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