Electronic Arts announced today that Blake Jorgensen will be the company's new chief financial officer, following the sudden departure
of Eric Brown
earlier this year. Jorgensen was formerly the CFO of Levi Strauss & Co. and Yahoo!.
"His deep understanding of finance and experience in online commerce and entertainment will be instrumental to EA's transformation into digital distribution of game content and services," said EA CEO John Riccitiello about Jorgensen. "Beyond his experience and leadership profile, we think Blake is a great cultural fit for EA and the game industry."
The appointment comes less than a week after the EA board stated it had a "very high level of confidence
in Riccitiello." EA will announce its first quarter earnings later today.