CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND PRESIDENT OF EMERGING BUSINESSES
Dennis Durkin has served as our Chief Financial Officer and President of Emerging Businesses since January 2019. He was recently re-appointed Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard with expanded responsibilities, aimed at growing some of the newest and fastest evolving areas of our business: esports, linear media, and consumer products. Dennis joined the Company in March of 2012 as our Chief Financial Officer and served in that role until May 2017. He then served as our Chief Corporate Officer from May 2017 until January 2019.
Prior to Activision Blizzard, Dennis held a number of positions at Microsoft Corporation, serving as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, which included the Xbox console business. Prior to joining Microsoft's interactive entertainment business in 2006, Dennis spent seven years on Microsoft's corporate development and strategy team, including two years where he was based in London, England, driving pan-European activity. Before joining Microsoft, Dennis was a financial analyst at Alex. Brown and Company.
Dennis holds a BA degree in government from Dartmouth College and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.