John S. Riccitiello is a Co-Founder of Elevation Partners and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Riccitiello has been Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts Inc. since April 2nd, 2007. Since November 2005, Mr. Riccitiello served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of VG Holding Corporation, a combined entity of Bioware and Pandemic Studios, two of the video game industry's leading developers. Mr. Riccitiello served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts Inc. from October 1997 to April 7, 2004. Prior to joining Electronic Arts, Mr. Riccitiello served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the worldwide bakery division at Sara Lee Corporation from March 1996 to November 1997. Before joining Sara Lee, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and also held executive management positions at Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo Inc. and The Clorox Company. He has been an Executive Director of Electronic Arts Inc. since April 2007. He served as Director of Hyperion Solutions Corp., from July, 2002 to April 14, 2007. He resigned as Chief Executive officer of Electronic Arts on March 18th, 2013. And as of March, 30th 2013 will no longer be working for Electronic Arts.
Mr. Riccitiello holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.