Riccitello Rejoins EA As New CEORiccitiello will serve as the company's CEO from April 2. Larry Probst will continue as executive chairman of the Board of Directors. Riccitiello served previously as EA's president and COO before leaving the company in 2004. "We're happy to welcome John back as EA's new CEO," said Probst. "His skill and vision as an executive and his experience in our industry have earned him the respect of our employees and shareholders." Riccitiello added, "Leading EA has always been my dream job and I am truly honored that Larry and the Board have given me this opportunity. This is an extremely well-run company driven by outstanding studio and publishing teams. They've also made strategic investments in new platforms and markets that will help extend EA's industry leadership in the years ahead." After leaving EA in 2004, he became a co-founder and managing partner at Elevation Partners.