Digital interactive entertainment group Electronic Arts has appointed Blake Jorgensen as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). He will join early next month, reporting directly to chief executive offficer (CEO) John Riccitiello and will have responsibility for the company’s global financial operations. He will start at EA in early September 2012.
Jorgensen joins the company after serving as EVP and CFO for Levi Strauss since July 2009. Prior to this, he served as CFO of Yahoo! and as the chief operating officer (COO) and co-director of investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998.
Prior to Thomas Weisel Partners, Jorgensen held roles at Montgomery Securities, MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics in 1982 and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1988.
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