John Riccitiello is the CEO of the video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA). From October 1997 though April 2004, John was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts. Riccitiello is a Managing Director and Co-Founded of Elevation Partners, a equity firm that makes large-scale investments in market-leading media, entertainment, and consumer-related businesses. He was re-hired in 2007 replacing Larry Probst. Riccitiello also has managed at a number of other companies including the Sara Lee Corporation (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bakery Division), Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (President and Chief Executive Officer), Haagen-Dazs International (Managing Director), Pepsi (Group Marketing Director), and Clorox (Brand Manager).
Riccitiello holds a B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
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