Atari appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Philip Veneziano

by: Tina -
It was announced today that Philip Veneziano will be Atari’s new Chief Financial Officer. If his name does not ring a bell, perhaps his lengthy resume will: Veneziano has worked extensively at Fox Television Stations, Inc. including positions as Assistant Corporate Controller and Controller, which led up to his Vice Presidency at the corporation. His most recently held position was as Vice President of Finance for TheLadders.com Inc.

Atari CEO and President, Jim Wilson, expects that Veneziano’s experiences with both Fortune 50 organizations and start-up organizations will come to benefit Atari.
ATARI INC. APPOINTS PHILIP VENEZIANO AS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER



New York, NY –September 15, 2009 – Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Philip Veneziano as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Atari CEO and President, Jim Wilson to whom Veneziano will report.



Veneziano brings to Atari a breadth of experience directing the accounting and finance functions in companies ranging from start-up organizations with fast-track hyper-growth to multi-national Fortune 50 organizations. In his new role as CFO, he will be responsible for Atari’s finance, accounting, IT and various administrative functions.



“I am pleased to bring Philip to our executive leadership team at a pivotal time in Atari’s strategic growth plan. His deep experience working with both blue-chip and emerging companies will benefit our organization as we continue to build Atari’s future roadmap,” said Wilson.



On his nomination, Philip Veneziano said, “I look forward to working with the Atari team as it continues to take advantage of its growth opportunity in North America. This company, which is recognized internationally as a leader in entertainment software, presents a tremendous opportunity to gain market share.”



Most recently, Veneziano served as Vice President, Finance for TheLadders.com Inc., the online career services management firm, where he was responsible for overseeing all budgeting, forecasting and planning within the company. Veneziano also assisted in the reorganization of the internal financial statement reporting process, providing timely and relevant financial information to department heads.



Prior to TheLadders.com, he held numerous financial management roles within News Corporation, the publicly traded international media and entertainment company, including Vice President, Finance-Fox Television Stations, Inc. While at Fox, he was responsible for the consolidated financial planning and analysis function of the 35 owned and operated television stations, including 9 duopoly markets. During his tenure with News Corporation he also served as Controller, Fox Television Stations, Inc., and Assistant Corporate Controller.



Prior to joining News Corporation, Phil held various financial management roles at Everest Broadband Networks, Juno Online Services, American Sky Broadcasting and Lifetime Hoan Corporation. Phil started his career in public accounting at Richard A. Eisner & Company. Phil holds a BS in Accounting from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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