Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 10:36 BST
EA restructuring corporate positions, Patrick Söderlund to take over as head of EA Sports
A memo allegedly leaked from EA’s internal town hall meeting today apparently confirms details of EA’s executive shuffle.
According to a document obtained by VentureBeat EA Games executive vice president Patrick Söderlund will continue in his current role as well as become head of EA Sports, formerly handled by Andrew Wilson, the new CEO.
EA Games Label president has been put in charge of EA’s Mobile division, but it’s not clear if he will retain his leadership pf EA Games.
Peter Moore will head up EA’s Worldwide Customer Experience and Global Media Solutions teams, as well as retaining current responsibilities in Global Publishing and Marketing. It’s not clear if he’s still COO, though.
Maxis head Lucy Bradshaw will stay on, but report directly to Wilson rather than through the EA Games structure.
There seem to be no major departures or demotions.
Electronic Arts is moving its corporate structure around a bit, according to a report on Polygon. Andrew Wilson, who is the firm’s new CEO, left a vacant position within EA Sports and Origin with his promotion, and the report states that Patrick Söderlund, currently EVP of EA’s games label, will be taking over as the head of EA Sports while Frank Gibeau, president of EA games labels, will now head up the firm’s mobile division and Origin. Polygon was unsure whether Gibeau’s role as the head of EA Labels will be maintained. We’ll update you when more information becomes available.