Sections
Get a job in games graphic

Level up your career

Learn about working in games

Sign up to the GI Jobs board

View jobs board

Making the games industry a better place to work

See best places to work
Get a job in games graphic

Johanna Faries named new Call of Duty general manager

Faries will oversee strategic planning, live ops across the franchise

Activision Blizzard exec Johanna Faries has been named as the new general manager for the Call of Duty franchise.

Faries replaces Byron Beede, former EVP and general manager of Call of Duty. As GM, She will be responsible for overseeing the direction of the multi-billion dollar IP.

Faries will also retain her role as commissioner for Activision Blizzard's esports leagues, which include the Overwatch League and Call of Duty Leagues. Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Faries spent 12 years working for the NFL.

"Since joining Activision Blizzard, I've had the opportunity of a lifetime to set a new and dynamic vision for Call of Duty esports alongside an incredibly talented team of colleagues, players, owners, and partners," Faries said, regarding her appointment.

"In the process, I've been on the front lines of the Call of Duty franchise, working closely with our studio and marketing teams to deliver breakthrough experiences for players and fans the world over. Call of Duty has made an immeasurable impact on the world of gaming and entertainment and is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. I can't wait to help usher the franchise into its next chapter, and to continue to unlock the power that Call of Duty holds for the future of competitive entertainment."

Meanwhile, Call of Duty is experiencing its best year yet. Activision Blizzard reported record figures in 2020 with full-year net revenues up 25%, largely owing to the success of Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty Mobile. Warzone also recently crossed the 100 million players milestone, 13 months after its launch.

If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on newhires@gamesindustry.biz

Get a job in games graphic

Level up your career

Learn about working in games

Sign up to the GI Jobs board

View jobs board

Making the games industry a better place to work

See best places to work
Get a job in games graphic

More stories

Ubisoft staff back Activision Blizzard protestors, call for industry-wide change

Almost 500 people sign open letter demanding new reporting processes for all leading companies, removal of all offenders from Ubisoft

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard staff respond to Bobby Kotick statement

Employees say that CEO statement fails to address multiple issues laid out in wake of lawsuit

By Danielle Partis

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.