Playfish EU GM quits for venture capitalist firm

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:09 GMT

Playfish’s European GM John Earner has quit his role and left the company, according to reports. Earner, who was VP of product management when EA took over PlayFish in 2009, is said by Tech Crunch to be joining venture capitalist firm Accel Partners. The latest departure is numbered to be the tenth EA exec that has left the publisher in the past year, Develop has said.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



John Earner


  • Former Playfish boss feels next-gen consoles are "a distraction" from largest growth area

    Former Playfish CEO Kristian Segerstrale believes the noise surrounding next-gen consoles is distracting publishers from “the fastest growing parts of the game industry.”

  • Rovio snags former Playfish executive

    One-time Playfish vice president of global studios Jami Laes has taken up a new role at Angry Birds developer Rovio. GamesIndustry reports Laes has been appointed executive vice president of games, heading up the games division, and replacing former incumbent Petri Järvilehto, who is moving on. Both sides gave some typical press release quotes about […]