Eric Brown to Join Electronic Arts as CFO

Written by Businesswire India | Redwood City, March 28: | Updated: Mar 28 2008, 17:59pm hrs
Electronic Arts Inc. announced the appointment of Eric Brown as Chief Financial Officer and EVP. A former EA executive, Mr. Brown, 42, joins the company from McAfee Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brown will start his new role on April 14.

"Eric's strong financial background, broad international experience and industry knowledge makes him a perfect fit for EA," said John Riccitiello, Chief Executive Officer. "Eric is a highly-regarded CFO, and we are looking forward to having him join our team."

"I am thrilled to return to EA where I can bring together my professional experience with my passion for the industry," said Mr. Brown. "It's a great opportunity to join EA at this pivotal time and support the company's growth initiatives in the years ahead."

Prior to McAfee, Mr. Brown served as President and Chief Financial Officer of MicroStrategy. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of EA's Redwood Shores Studio. Earlier in his career, he held management positions at DataSage Inc. and the Haagen-Dazs Company, where he worked for several years in Europe and Asia.

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