EA promotes Laura Miele to COO, making her one of the highly effective ladies in gaming
Digital Arts is selling chief studios officer Laura Miele to chief working officer, the corporate introduced Thursday. The change is a giant promotion for Miele, who already had important management on the firm overseeing 25 completely different studios. The brand new position will give Miele better oversight over the corporate and arguably makes her essentially the most highly effective lady in gaming, an trade the place there are few feminine executives, fewer within the C-suite, and the place these C-suite execs are sometimes in command of HR or finance moderately than the corporate’s merchandise.
Ubisoft did make Virginie Hass its chief studios working officer final August, following scandals over a poisonous tradition together with sexual harassment and misconduct that went as excessive because the C-suite ranks.
Miele joined EA in 1996 and has served as chief studios officer since April 2018. The Verge spoke with Miele in July, the place she mentioned how the pandemic modified growth at EA. Miele will transfer into the position over the subsequent few months, in response to an SEC submitting (PDF).
EA additionally introduced that chief monetary officer Blake Jorgensen might be leaving the corporate. He’s anticipated to depart in 2022, and a search to interchange him “will start instantly.” Chris Bruzzo, who was beforehand the corporate’s government vp of promoting, industrial, and constructive play, will change into the corporate’s chief expertise officer.