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Ken Moss
Ken Moss

After running eBay’s Seattle-area office for nearly three years, Ken Moss has left the e-commerce’s satellite office to join Electronic Arts as its new chief technology officer.

The announcement was made this morning in a blog post by the game company’s CEO Andrew Wilson.

Prior to eBay, Moss spent 20 years at Microsoft before helping to start Seattle-based CrowdEye. At eBay, he was VP of the company’s marketplaces technology, science and data, leading a group of 1,300 employees. He reported directly to eBay CTO Mark Carges, and was based in the Seattle area, where he also oversaw eBay’s sizable office here as general manager.

It’s a huge promotion for Moss to be elevated to such a prestigious title. An EA spokesman said Moss will continue to reside with his family in Seattle. Since it’s a global role, he’ll be spending significant time at EA’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, where he has an office, as well as multiple EA locations around the world.

Moss is an expert in data services, which is considered a very valuable skill set today. While at eBay, he was considered a strong advocate for improving the experience for buyers and sellers through programs like CommerceOS, a Global Shipping Program, and others. It also probably helps that Moss is a lifelong gamer.

In the blog post, Wilson said Moss will lead the organization, strategy and vision for EA’s Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions.

“Ken joins us at an important time in EA’s journey, as technology continues to transform the experiences we deliver to our players. We’re designing games as live services, with gamers playing more and for longer than ever before,” Wilson wrote. “I’m thrilled to have Ken’s technical leadership on board as we navigate such a dynamic period for EA and the interactive entertainment industry.”

EBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller said Moss left eBay on June 20, and that the company has no plans to fill his role at this time. “We thank Ken for his contributions to eBay during his time with the company,” she added.

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