Name: Laura Teclemariam
Title: Sr. Product Manager
Team: EADP (EA Digital Platform)
Location: Redwood Shores
I have been on an invigorating journey in my career. This journey began after I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. After college, I worked for several Forbes Top 100 Companies, including Deloitte Consulting as an Oracle Engineering Consultant and Microsoft Corporation as a Partner Account Manager.
I am known for being a hybrid Product Manager powered by marketing and technology expertise. My tenure in marketing tech started years ago when I began running my own startup for 7 years, which specialized in entertainment/sports digital marketing. After my personal startup years, I led the product efforts for a 100 million dollar mobile ad-tech startup. Then the journey brought me to EA to lead our Engagement and Advertising tech platform.
I am a Northern California native and live in the East Bay with my two active daughters and husband. My favorite games are Need For Speed and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.
Getting Your Start with EA
I always thought of working for EA since my college days. As years progressed, I started working in Mobile Advertising, specialized around the gaming industry. After delivering an Ad Tech product at my previous company, I was heavily recruited to EA. I thought that perhaps fate has finally played out and it was time for me to join EA, so after careful consideration, I was ecstatic to start as a Sr. Product Manager for the Mobile Platform team.
Working at EA
Working at EA has been the best roller coaster I have ever been on in corporate America. There are many days that I am working with some of the brightest people on the hardest problems in tech. Then there are other days I am enjoying the company culture and atmosphere while being proud of our title releases. I now work for the Data team in EADP and we are faced with problems that all the major companies are trying to solve. The best part is that I love the product we are working for. You really do get to work hard and play hard at EA.
I can’t tell you the pride I feel when kids from my daughter’s classroom are excited to hear that I work for EA. The kids say comments like, “it is so cool that you work at the place that makes games such as Plants vs. Zombies or Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.” Since working for EA, I now volunteer monthly in the school computer lab and teach a curriculum on early development for video games. EA is also around my children when they play games on mobile devices and around my family during the holidays as we have competitive challenges on Madden and FIFA.
Any Thoughts to Those Seeking a Career at EA?
Everyone’s journey can be different but if you are looking for a place that will give you an opportunity to grow, collaborate and have fun building entertainment products, then don’t hesitate applying for a position at EA. You never know when fate will be knocking at your door.