Playing to win

He’s the former CEO of the gaming giant Electronic Arts and the Co-Founder of Elevation Partners, a $1.8 billion private equity capital fund. Current Unity Technologies CEO and Chair John Riccitiello talks leadership and gaming trends.

Do your own thing
Huge success doesn’t come from repeating the formulas of others
Adversity is part of the game
The secret to building successful companies is in how you face challenges
Entrepreneurship is not a job
It’s a ‘description of an agitator,’ someone who is driven to bring an idea to life
About this video
Short biography A veteran of the gaming world, John Riccitiello is currently the CEO and Chair of Unity Technologies, the developer of one of the world's most popular licensed game engines.
Date: March 01 2016
Interviewers: Jake Millar
Full Biography

John Riccitiello is the CEO and Chair of Unity Technologies, the developer of one of the world's most popular licensed game engines. John previously held roles at Electronic Arts, first as COO from 1997 to 2004, and then as CEO from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure as COO, EA emerged as the world's largest maker of video games, with sales rising from roughly $650 million to more than $3 billion, and profit from $50 million to more than $500 million in fiscal year 2004. Between his tenures at EA, John co-founded Elevation Partners, a $1.8 billion private equity capital fund along with Silver Lake Partners co-founder Roger McNamee, U2 lead singer Bono, and a number of Silicon Valley investors.