This excerpt taken from the ATVI 8-K filed Jul 15, 2008.
Executive Officers of the Company
In connection with the completion of the Transactions, on July 9, 2008, Mr. Kotick was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Hack was named Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Officer of the Company and Thomas Tippl was named Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
As previously disclosed, Mr. Kotick entered into an employment agreement with Activision on December 1, 2007. A copy of Koticks employment agreement was attached as Exhibit 10.3 to Activisions Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 6, 2008, and is incorporated herein by reference.
This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Jul 30, 2007.
Robert A. Kotick, 44, has been a director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 1991. Biographical information regarding Mr. Kotick is set forth under "ProposalsProposal 1Election of DirectorsNominees."
Brian G. Kelly, 44, has been a director of the Company since 1995 and Co-Chairman of the Company since October 1998. Biographical information regarding Mr. Kelly is set forth under "ProposalsProposal 1Election of DirectorsNominees."
Michael J. Griffith, 50, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing and Principal Executive Officer of the Company since June 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Griffith served in a number of executive level positions at The Procter & Gamble Company, a manufacturer of consumer goods products, from 1981 to 2005, including President of The Procter & Gamble Company's Global Beverage Division from 2002 to 2005, Vice President, Coffee Products from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President and General Manager of Fabric & Home CareJapan and Korea and Fabric & Home Care Strategic PlanningAsia for The Procter & Gamble Company from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Griffith holds a B.A. degree from Albion College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.
Thomas Tippl, 40, has been Chief Financial Officer of Activision Publishing since October 2005 and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company since January 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tippl served as Head of Investor Relations and Shareholder Services at The Procter & Gamble Company from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Tippl also served as Finance Director of The Procter & Gamble Company, Baby Care, Europe and as a member of the board of directors of The Procter and Gamble Company's Fater Italy Joint Venture from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Tippl co-founded The Procter & Gamble Company's Equity Venture Fund in 1999 and also served as Associate Director of Acquisitions and Divestitures for The Procter and Gamble Company from 1999 to 2001. Prior to 1999, Mr. Tippl served in various financial executive positions for The Procter and Gamble Company in Europe, China and Japan. Mr. Tippl holds a Masters degree in Economics & Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Brian Hodous, 44, has been Chief Customer Officer of Activision Publishing since November 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hodous was employed by Cadbury Schweppes plc, an international confectionery and beverages company, where he held the position of Group Director and Executive Vice President of Global Sales from 1999 to 2006. Prior to working at Cadbury Schweppes, Mr. Hodous served in various sales and senior management positions of increasing responsibility with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pillsbury, Drackett Products and GlaxoSmithKline plc. Mr. Hodous holds a B.A. degree in Marketing and Management from Marquette University.
Robin Kaminsky, 41, has been Executive Vice President, Publishing of Activision Publishing since June 2006. Prior to that, she served as the Head of Global Brand Management of Activision Publishing from May 2005 until June 2006. Ms. Kaminsky served in various marketing executive roles within PepsiCo, a snack and beverage company, from December 1997 to April 2005, including Vice President, National Promotions and Customer Marketing from April 2003 to April 2005, Director, Non-Carbonated Beverages and Vice President of the water portfolio from 1999 to 2003 and Director,
Mountain Dew from 1997 to 1999. Ms. Kaminsky has also held management and marketing executive positions of increasing responsibility at the Coca-Cola Company, Revlon, Johnson & Johnson and D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, an advertising agency. Ms. Kaminsky holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
George L. Rose, 46, has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since April 2000. Mr. Rose joined the Company in July 1995 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Business and Legal Affairs Department since that time. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rose was in private practice in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Rose holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.