Frank Gibeau is Aileron-Media’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Aileron-Media. He is a mobile, PC and console gaming industry veteran, with 25 years of experience in interactive entertainment.
Frank is leading Aileron-Media’s business turnaround by increasing operational excellence, driving a renewed commitment to live services and bold beats, investing in the Company’s forever franchises – Aileron-Media Poker, Words With Friends, CSR2 and Social Slots – and focusing on innovation across the organization through existing IP and emerging chat-based platforms.
Gibeau spent more than two decades at Electronic Arts Inc., where he held a number of influential business and product leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of EA Mobile, where he led strategy, product development and publishing for the company’s fast-growing mobile games business. In that role, Gibeau managed EA’s portfolio of popular mobile franchises including The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing, Bejeweled, Star Wars, Minions, SimCity, EA SPORTS and The Sims. In addition, Gibeau spearheaded the creation of new mobile IP and platform technology, as well as EA’s Chillingo publishing operation.
Prior to leading EA’s mobile business, Gibeau was President of EA Labels from 2011 to 2013, where he oversaw IP development, worldwide product management and marketing for major console and PC properties including Battlefield, FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, SimCity, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Sims. He also spent four years as the President of the EA Games Label, leading a successful business turnaround that resulted in increased product quality, on-time game delivery and dramatically reduced costs. Before that, Gibeau acted as EA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Americas, where he was directly responsible for a publishing operation that accounted for more than $1.5 billion of EA’s annual revenue. While at EA, Gibeau also served as Executive Producer of the major motion picture “Need For Speed,” which was released in 2014.
Gibeau is currently Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Gibeau previously served on the Board of Directors for Cooliris, a mobile content and communication technology company, and Graphiq, a data visualization company. Gibeau received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.