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Frank Gibeau leaves EA

EA Mobile executive vice president departs after more than two decades with publisher

Electronic Arts has lost one of its longest serving executives. EA Mobile executive vice president Frank Gibeau has chosen to leave the company after more than 23 years, the company today announced.

"Throughout a more than 20-year career, Frank's made many significant contributions to the company, our people and our games," EA CEO Andrew Wilson said. "Most recently, he's worked to strengthen EA Mobile by building a great team. We'd like to thank Frank for his achievements at EA, and we wish him all the best in his next chapter."

Wilson went on to stress that EA will continue to treat mobile as a core business. For now, the EA Mobile division will report directly to Wilson while a longer-term organizational plan is worked out.

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Latest comments (8)

Jonah Falcon Writer 4 years ago
Wow, end of an era.
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Tomis programmer 4 years ago
Oh bye bye, and don't forget to write. I need to know where he's going so that I can add that company to my blacklist.
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Sean Kauppinen Founder & CEO, IDEA4 years ago
Wishing Frank the best in his next move. He is a genuinely smart and good guy in our industry.
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Jon Rissik SVP & GM, Dovetail Games4 years ago
I worked as part of Frank's marketing team for many years. He was challenging, but I learned a heck of a lot that I have taken forward into different roles. He also has an incredible passion for games, which doesn't always come across from an Exec profile. I would like to wish him all the best in his next role.
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Tomis programmer 4 years ago
Sean Kauppinen, quote from the smart and good guy in your industry - "I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single-player experience". He's proud of himself too.

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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz4 years ago
Settle down Tomis. You seem to have some personal grudge with Gibeau. We don't need to drag that into our comments section. Thanks.

Also, please note that you need to be using your full name. Your account is in violation of GI's commenting policies. Once you've fixed that we can reinstate you.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by James Brightman on 20th May 2015 6:04pm

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Peter Moore Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Arts4 years ago
"Oh bye bye, and don't forget to write. I need to know where he's going so that I can add that company to my blacklist..."

Tomis, if you worked in this industry for another 50 years, you wouldn't scratch the surface on the contributions Frank has made to gaming. Wickedly-smart, talented leader, and a hard-core gamer. He will be missed by all of us at EA, and the industry is a poorer place right now until he begins his next adventure.
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Louis Gascoigne Professional Game Programmer, EA4 years ago
I agree with Peter 100%.

As a developer at EA I always loved working with Frank as his passion for games and gaming is pretty much unsurpassed. Every time I would bump into him in the building I would always ask him what he was playing and he'd always be playing something very seriously. I'm sure that no matter what he does next he'll still be playing EA games.
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