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Mike Griffith quits Activision

Wednesday, 28th April 2010 11:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Activision’s confirmed that CEO and president Mike Griffith has resigned, effective from April 23.

The big man will maintain a role as vice-chairman of Activision Blizzard on a 12-month contract.

Griffith will be paid a basic salary of $250,000 per year, with a discretionary bonus of 50 percent based on his previous roles for the first part of 2010.

Griffith, a regular feature of Activision Blizzard’s unfailingly entertaining conference calls, has been dubbed “The Bulldog” behind the scenes. He’s been with the firm since 2005.

There’s more detail on GI.

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10 Comments

  1. Blerk

    But is he joining Respawn? :-D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    He probably masterminded the whole thing. Just for the drama.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. cookiejar

    Or so Activision will say.

    ‘Oh it was his fault! We didn’t really wanna do it. We swear. We’ve totally changed now, we’re even doing up the office for the staff! Please come back to us everyone, we love you’

    #3 4 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Hmmm.

    I wonder if the dip here – http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/charts/chartdl.aspx?symbol=atvi – has anything to do with certain employee issues.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Villa

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Ex president and CEO of Activision joins Respawn.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    BREAKING NEWS:

    BOBBY KOTICK CEO of ACTIVISION JOINS RESPAWN

    IT’S TRUE YOU HEARD HERE FIRST!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. unacomn

    You should add Publishing to the title. Activision Publishing CEO quit. It’s a different branch.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. rainer

    The dude should go back to working for Procter & Gamble where he rose to the heady heights of president of “Global Beverage Division” after 25 years (he left for Activision).

    Stay the hell away from Blizzard, the only decent thing left at Activision.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    Stop with the fear of Activision messing with Blizzard the company will not mess with them thats what is keeping activision going especially after this IW fiasco.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dralen

    Wow! Things just got from bad to worse for Activision.

    #10 4 years ago

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