John Pleasants is CEO of Playdom, a leading social games developer for Facebook, MySpace and hi5. Most recently, he served as President of Publishing and Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts (EA), where he oversaw global operations for the $4+ billion gaming company and led its consumer-facing businesses, including EA Mobile, Pogo, EA.com, global online gaming and Rupture.
In addition, Pleasants drove a push to move EA from a software to a services model, and spearheaded the company's expansion into social gaming. Prior to joining EA, Pleasants served as President and CEO of Revolution Heath and CEO of Ticketmaster, the world's leading live event ticketing company. During his tenure at Ticketmaster/InteractiveCorp (IAC), John also oversaw several leading online entities such as Evite.com, Match.com, CitySearch.com and ReserveAmerica.com.
Pleasants is a Director of the Board for The Artists Den, a music production and promotion company, and previously held Board of Director positions with Expedia.com, Active.com, Fastclick, Going.com and Extend Health. Pleasants holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University.