Michael Blank is the Chief Operating Officer of Polygon Studios at Polygon Technology, a global leader in blockchain technology. Prior to his role at Polygon, Mr. Blank held several senior leadership positions at Electronic Arts (EA), a leader in digital interactive entertainment. Mr. Blank joined EA in 2002 and was responsible for a number of EA’s prominent game franchises. In March 2011, he was promoted to Vice President and GM of Origin / EA Access, launching EA’s first direct to consumer digital game platform and multi-platform gaming subscription, together becoming a $1B+ interactive gaming business. In 2018, Mr. Blank was promoted to Senior Vice President of Player Network, leading global teams to fulfil1 the company’s strategy to connect and engage EA’s more than 300 million users.
Mr. Blank is on the Board of Directors of Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, through its three creative centres: toys, entertainment and digital games, including brands such as PAW Patrol, Toca Boca, Rubik’s Cube and many more.
Prior to joining Electronic Arts, Mr. Blank was a lawyer at Fasken, one of Canada’s largest full-service business law firms and served as in-house counsel for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mr. Blank is passionate about developing new interactive entertainment properties and is a graduate of The University of British Columbia and McGill University.