AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the appointment of Paul J.
Pucino as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Pucino brings extensive financial leadership, corporate development and
investor relations experience to THQ. Prior to joining THQ, Pucino was
executive vice president and CFO of Classmates Media Corporation, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of United Online. From 2005 to 2007, Pucino was
CFO of publicly traded internet services company Digital Insight, which
was merged with Intuit in February 2007. Previously, Pucino served as
executive vice president and CFO of Tekelec, a publicly traded developer
of internet and telecommunications networking equipment.
“Paul’s strong financial leadership, corporate strategy expertise and
deep experience with technology companies will be invaluable as we
execute on our recently announced strategic plan and business
realignment actions,” said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ.
“THQ has strong franchises and a solid strategy,” said Pucino. “I look
forward to working with Brian and the rest of THQ’s management team to
implement the necessary changes to improve THQ’s competitive position
A Certified Public Accountant, Pucino earned a Bachelor's degree in
Accounting from the University of Tampa and an MBA in Finance from the
University of Chicago.
Pucino replaces Colin Slade who remains on an indefinite medical leave
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher
of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products
for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product
through its global network of offices located throughout North America,
Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may
be found at www.thq.com
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Source: THQ Inc.
THQ/ Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818/871-5125