The lights are on
With a sinking stock price there are rumblings that Electronic Arts could replace CEO John Riccitiello. Earlier this month, GameFront posted a rumor suggesting COO Peter Moore would replace Riccitiello after the company's earnings call at the end of this month. That doesn't appear to be the case.
EA Chairman Larry Probst was asked about the possibility of replacing Riccitiello during today's annual stockholders meeting. "The Board has a very high level of confidence in John [Riccitiello] and the management team," Probst says. "They've done a really good job of exceeding their operating plan in the last two fiscal years. We think the strategy is spot on going forward and we have a high level of confidence they will execute well against that strategy."
Probst noted that all senior management positions are looked at on a regular basis, but there are no plans to find a new CEO right now. "At this point in time, there is absolutely no plan to replace John as the CEO. We have a high level of confidence in both him and the management team."
All the legal/corporate jargon in the chairman's response disturbs me. I really respect that game companies have to fully incorporate the company aspect of their names, but based off of my experience with some of their past games, they could do well to leave a little leeway for creativity.
Also, on a less mature note, that man's eyes are so low on his face, it looks like his face is melting.
Hm, sinking stock price. that couldn't possibly be because of the way EA is handling their games. Not at all....
Start investing in Ubisoft people. They will eventually be the premier third party publisher/developer.
That picture is really creeping me out. With those eyes and his smile it is like he's looking into your soul.
Well, I guess he's at least happy he has a job. Although he could probably easily find one just about anywhere too...
I honestly prefer Riccitiello over Bobby Kotick any day, at least Riccitiello seems to actually like games.
Is it me, or it that picture really creepy as ****?
Yeah totally looks like "hey kids who wants a Ny-Quil popsicle"