A message from Walter Driver & Javier Ferreira, Scopely Co-CEOs:
Today, we are incredibly proud to announce the appointment of Coddy Johnson to the Scopely Board of Directors.
With deep games industry experience and a legacy of transformative leadership across multiple industries, Coddy will be an essential partner during the next phase of our journey. For more than a decade, Coddy helped lead gaming giant Activision Blizzard in entertaining hundreds of millions of players, supporting thousands of employees, and bringing multiple beloved franchises to life. As the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, he ultimately drove over $8 billion in annual revenue for the business across console, PC, and mobile.
Coddy first joined Activision in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO. Quickly working up the ranks, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Studios and then Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations, before leaving the company to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of edtech leader AltSchool. In 2017, he returned to Activision Blizzard as President and COO with company-wide oversight and led the company’s growth transition into free-to-play and mobile before retiring in March 2020. Prior to Activision Blizzard, Coddy helped build and lead two presidential campaigns and worked as an advisor in the White House. Coddy also serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund, the nation’s largest conservation group working to combat climate change, reduce pollution, and promote sustainable prosperity.
When asked why he chose to join Scopely’s board, Coddy said,
“I have long admired Scopely’s leadership and products, and I am honored to join them today as a Board member. Their commitment to their player communities, their track record of building deeply immersive experiences, and their success in building global franchises for millions of players points to a bright future for growth, impact, and industry leadership. Their passion engenders immense creativity, an ambitious and adventurous culture, and business excellence. It is a pleasure to join Walter, Javier and Tim, and the rest of the talented Scopely team for their next stage of growth.”
Coddy holds a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, graduating with honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
We are excited to officially welcome Coddy as a new confidant and advisor to Scopely.