ROBERT J. CORTI
Director. Mr. Corti has served as a director of Activision Blizzard since December 2003 and serves as the chairperson of our Audit Committee. Mr. Corti has more than 25 years of experience at Avon Products. Mr. Corti joined Avon Products’ tax department as a tax associate in 1976 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s finance department throughout his tenure there, including serving as an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Avon Products from 1998 until he retired from the chief financial officer role in November 2005 and as an executive vice president in March 2006. Mr. Corti has served on the board of directors of Bacardi Limited since June 2006. In addition, Mr. Corti has served as a member of the board of directors of Avon Products Foundation since 1998 and its chairman since 2006, and as a member of the Manhattan Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since January 2012, where he serves as the vice president of the board. In addition, he was a director of ING Direct, then a U.S. subsidiary of the Dutch insurance conglomerate, the ING Groep, from January 2008 until January 2012. Mr. Corti holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Queens College and an M.B.A. degree in taxation from St. John’s University. Mr. Corti is also a certified public accountant.
Brian G. Kelly
Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kelly has held various positions of responsibility with Activision Blizzard since 1991, including serving as a director of the Company since July 1995, the co-chairman of our Board from October 1998 until October 2013 and chairman of our Board since that time. Mr. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Rutgers University and a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
Director. President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kotick has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc. since February 1991 until July 2008, when he became Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard in connection with the combination of Activision and Vivendi Games.
By merging Activision, Inc.'s top selling portfolio of console and handheld games with Blizzard Entertainment's leading PC and online subscription franchises, Activision Blizzard is the largest, most profitable pure-play interactive entertainment software publisher in the world with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, Mr. Kotick is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Coca-Cola Company, a member of the Board of Trustees for The Center for Early Education and he is Chairman of the Committee of Trustees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Kotick is the founder and co-chairman of the Call of Duty Endowment.
Director. Mr. Meyer became a director of Activision Blizzard in January 2014. At the end of 2013, Mr. Meyer retired as the chairman of Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. He joined Warner Brothers as a director of business affairs in 1971 and held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure there, eventually serving as Warner Brothers’ chief executive officer and chairman from January 2009 until March 2013 and as chairman through December 2013. Mr. Meyer cofounded the consulting firm North Ten Mile Associates, LLC following his retirement from Warner Brothers, and currently serves as the manager and co-chief executive officer of that firm. Mr. Meyer is a member of the board of councilors of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Television & Radio, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member and former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a member and former director of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. He also serves on the board of directors of Human Rights Watch and on the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Mr. Meyer holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Rochester and a J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Robert J. Morgado
Director. Mr. Morgado has served as a director of Activision Blizzard since February 1997. Mr. Morgado is chairman of Maroley Media Group, a private investment company he established in 1995. He previously served as the chairman and the chief executive officer of Warner Music Group from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Morgado is the vice-chair and a director of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. He is also a member of the board of managers of Top Nest, the controlling shareholder of Nest Family and Nest Learning Systems. In addition, he is the chairman of Kaanapali Kai, a real estate investment company in Maui, Hawaii; and a director and controlling shareholder of On Line Drive, a software and analytics company in Houston, Texas. Mr. Morgado holds a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from Chaminade University of Honolulu and an M.P.A. degree from The State University of New York.
Director. Mr. Nolan became a director of Activision Blizzard in October 2013. Mr. Nolan is the managing partner of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. Prior to becoming a partner at Leonard Green & Partners in 1997, he served as a managing director and the co-head of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Los Angeles Investment Banking Division from 1990 to 1997, as a first vice president in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1986 to 1990, and as a vice president at Prudential Securities, Inc. from 1982 to 1986. Prior to 1982, Mr. Nolan was an associate at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Nolan currently serves on the board of directors of AerSale Holdings, Inc., Aspen Dental Management, Inc., Motorsport Aftermarket Group, The Palms Hotel and Casino, and Scitor Corporation, all of which are companies in which Leonard Green & Partners has an ownership interest. Mr. Nolan served on Activision Blizzard’s Board from December 2003 until July 2008, when he resigned in connection with the consummation of Activision Blizzard’s business combination with Vivendi Games, Inc. Mr. Nolan holds a B.S. degree in agricultural economics and finance and an M.B.A. degree, both from Cornell University.
Director. Mr. Sarnoff has served as a director of Activision Blizzard since August 2005. He has served as a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. since January 2011. Previously, he was employed by Bertelsmann AG, where he served as the co-chairman of Bertelsmann, Inc. and the president of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments from 2008 until January 2011. Prior to those roles, Mr. Sarnoff served as an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Random House, Inc. Mr. Sarnoff also served as a member of the supervisory board of Bertelsmann AG from 2002 to 2008 and was a director of the Princeton Review from 2000 to 2009, a director of Audible, Inc. from 2001 to 2008, and a director of Amdocs, Inc. from 2009 to 2011. During the period from 2005 to 2009, he was also the vice-chairman and, then, the chairman of the board of the American Association of Publishers. Mr. Sarnoff currently serves on the board of directors of Ipreo Holdings, LLC, Weld North, LLC and Chegg, Inc. Mr. Sarnoff holds a B.A. degree in art history from Princeton University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
Director. Ms. Wynn became a director of Activision in October 2013. Ms. Wynn is a director of Wynn Resorts, and has served in that capacity since 2000. Prior to her current position, Ms. Wynn served in a similar capacity as director of Mirage Resorts from 1976 to 2000. Ms. Wynn is the co-chair of the Greater Las Vegas After-School All Stars, the founding chairman of Communities in Schools of Nevada and the chairman of the national board of Communities in Schools. In addition, Ms. Wynn is president of the Nevada State Board of Education. She is also on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the board of trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the board of the Library of Congress Trust Fund and the board of governors of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Ms. Wynn holds a B.A. in political science from George Washington University.