EA Hires Former Yahoo Exec Blake Jorgensen to Fill CFO Vacancy

For the past five months, Electronic Arts has been operating without a permanent top finance executive, after Eric Brown suddenly resigned. Today, the game company has hired Blake Jorgensen as its full-time EVP and CFO. Jorgensen joins most recently from Levi Strauss & Co.; prior to that, he was CFO at Yahoo until early 2009, when he left as part of a management reorganization by CEO Carol Bartz. Jorgensen will start in September, at which point interim CFO Ken Barker will become chief accounting officer.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work