Activision Taps Former Microsoft Executive for CFO Spot


Activision Blizzard Inc named a former senior Microsoft Corp executive as chief financial officer on Monday, luring an industry veteran who was instrumental in making the Xbox 360 the market's best-selling game console.

Dennis Durkin, 41, joins the videogame company behind "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" from Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, where he was chief operating officer.

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The Microsoft veteran takes over from Activision Chief Operating Officer Thomas Tippl, who had been in the CFO position on an interim basis since 2010.

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