Alex Chatfield – EA Sports

Alex Chatfield

Alex Chatfield – EA Sports

As the Director of Central Operations, Alex Chatfield’s focus is concentrated on operational efficiency, product delivery, budgetary responsibility, organizational strategy and distributed development. Chatfield also manages areas of the organization such as the Analytics department, distributed development, the studio’s outreach to the community for STEAM education (Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), and works to provide a comprehensive training program for leadership development as well as the development of employees. Additionally, Chatfield maintains studio operation responsibilities/relationships including Facilities and Global IT, Finance, Global CDS and Human Resources.

Previously, Chatfield worked as the Director of Product Development for NBA Live and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, where he worked with the game creation teams as well as working through Electronic Arts Studios’ partner organizations to develop outstanding professional basketball and golf titles.

Chatfield joined Electronic Arts in April 2001, working on the studio’s NASCAR® title for PS2 and the launch of the Xbox platform.  He then spent several years working as the development director for the Madden NFL Football franchises, NCAA® Football and NASCAR®.  Eventually, Chatfield took on more global roles by creating the department of resource management, as well as developing and installing a comprehensive management and leadership development program for the studio.

With more than 25 years of management experience in the entertainment field, Chatfield has focused his career on strong management processes and developing leaders.  Chatfield began his career as a professional Stage Manager in Cleveland OH., and then spent six years working as a production manager with Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Fla.  His film credits include:  “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Mulan,” “Hercules,” “John Henry” and “Brother Bear.”

Chatfield was awarded a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Walden University and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Otterbein College.  Chatfield resides in Orlando with his wife Julie, and two children Jessica and Savannah.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and online services for video game consoles, Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. The company operates through EA Studios, EA Mobile, and Maxis divisions. It develops and publishes digital interactive entertainment games primarily under the The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed, Dragon Age, and Plants vs. Zombies brand names. The company also offers casual games, such as cards, puzzles, and word games through pogo.com and on other platforms; and sells digital content. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

EA Sports – an Electronic Arts video game development studio located in Maitland, Florida.

Director of Product Development – NBA/Golf —- Director of Operations – Orlando

Alex is a highly accomplished and tenacious professional, powered with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and execution, senior leadership and project delivery within the video game development, animated film, and live production fields.

EA Sports is the studio best known for developing the Madden NFL series of games.  In addition to the usual titles developed by the studio with also include NCAA Football, NFL Street, NASCAR and NFL Head Coach, in late 2006 Tiburon released the Superman Returns game based on the movie of the same name.  EA Tiburon has taken over the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series from EA Salt Lake as of the 2008 edition of the game.

 

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