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EA CFO and COO Blake Jorgensen to depart after a decade

"Through our time working together, Blake has been an incredible partner, advisor, and dear friend."

Chris Kerr

October 1, 2021

1 Min Read

EA has announced the departure of chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Blake Jorgensen. The long-serving exec, who joined the company in 2012, will officially step down next summer after helping the publisher through a transitional process.

"Through our time working together, Blake has been an incredible partner, advisor, and dear friend," said EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a statement. "His expertise and the team he has built have been instrumental to our growth and financial achievements, and his leadership has set us on the successful path we are on today."

EA veteran Laura Miele has been announced as the new COO, having worked at the company for over two decades. In her most recent role, Miele served as chief studios officer and oversaw the development of key franchises like Need for Speed and Battlefield.

"There is no one that has deeper trust and respect across our company than Laura to lead this for us," added Wilson. "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."

EA will begin an internal and external search for a new CFO immediately.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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