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John Schappert

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John Schappert is currently with the social games developer Zynga. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at Electronic Arts, Inc. until April 2011. Since June 2007, John Schappert was Executive Vice President of two groups at Electronic Arts: Central Development Services and Global Publishing. He didn't hold this position for long, as in August of the same year he became Corporate VP of LIVE, software and services at Microsoft. In 2009 he returned to Electronic Arts to replace COO John Pleasants who was hired away by Microsoft.

Schappert first joined Electronic Arts as a software engineer in 1991. He formed Tiburon Entertainment just three years later, where he helped develop games in the EA Sports line that included the Madden NFL and National Hockey League franchises. Tiburon was acquired by EA in 1998.

In 2002 Schappert moved on to the EA Burnaby Studio in British Columbia, where he oversaw the FIFA Soccer, NHL Hockey, and Need for Speed franchises, among others.

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Hogwarts Legacy (2023 on Windows) Production
NASCAR 21: Ignition (2021 on Windows) Special Thanks
Mortal KombatĀ 11 (2019 on Windows) Studio Leader
Darkspore (2011 on Windows) Special Thanks
Dragon Age II (BioWare Signature Edition) (2011 on Windows) Chief Operating Officer
Dragon Age II (2011 on PlayStation 3) Chief Operating Officer
Mass Effect 2 (2011 on PlayStation 3) Chief Operating Officer
Medal of Honor (2010 on Windows) To everyone at Electronic Arts for their support
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (2010 on PlayStation 3) Chief Operating Officer
Mass Effect 2 (2010 on Windows) COO
Mass Effect 2 (Collector's Edition) (2010 on Windows) Chief Operating Officer
Army of Two: The 40th Day (2010 on PlayStation 3) Management
Dragon Age: Origins (2009 on PlayStation 3) Chief Operating Officer
Lips: Number One Hits (2009 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks
Halo 3: ODST (2009 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks
Lips (2008 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks
Fable II: Pub Games (2008 on Xbox 360) Corporate Vice President LIVE Services and Software
Medal of Honor: Airborne (2007 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (2007 on Xbox 360) And to Everyone at Electronic Arts for Their Support, Especially
Def Jam: Icon (2007 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks

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