|Born||Lawrence F. Probst III
1951 (age 61–62)
|Alma mater||University of Delaware|
|Occupation||Executive Chairman, Electronic Arts|
|Employer||U.S. Olympic Committee|
|Board member of||Electronic Arts|
Life and career
Probst is the son of Ruth (née Gallagher) and Lawrence F. Probst, Jr. He holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Delaware. Probst worked for Johnson & Johnson and later on Clorox before being recruited into the video game industry through Activision in 1982. In 1984 he joined EA as Vice President for Sales. He is the current Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of the company. When President and Chief Operating Officer John Riccitiello resigned in April 2004, Probst assumed his duties. After Riccitiello was re-hired as CEO in 2007, Probst retained his non-operational duties as Chairman.
According to EA's 2005 Annual Report, Probst is the biggest individual shareholder in EA, owning 739,761 shares and the right to acquire a further 3.1 million, which combined accounts for 1.2 percent of the company. Probst sits on the boards of two cancer research groups: the V Foundation and ABC2.
He has a wife, Nancy, and two sons, Scott and Chip.
- Grubb, Jeffrey. "EA Sports chief Andrew Wilson is Electronic Arts’ new CEO". VentureBeat. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Board of Directors from the V Foundation website
- Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Leadership from ABC2 website
- IOC Session elects nine new members
- EA Company Bios: Larry Probst
- "John Riccitiello resigns as EA President" article from CNNMoney
- ELECTRONIC ARTS / On the record: Larry Probst from SFGate.com
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