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Eric Lempel

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Head of PlayStation Network Americas

Sony Interactive Entertainment

SAN DIEGO, USA // Eric Lempel serves as the senior vice president of Marketing and the head of PlayStation Network Americas for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Lempel is responsible for all aspects of PlayStation marketing, including product marketing, brand development and promotions. His responsibilities also include launching and growing network services, such as the cloud-based television service, PlayStation Vue. Under Lempel’s leadership, the PlayStation Store has grown exponentially to become a top destination for PlayStation games and other forms of entertainment.

Lempel has served in a variety of online development and marketing roles for PlayStation since he joined the company in 2000. He led the Americas launch of PlayStation Network in 2006, with the release of PlayStation 3. Lempel started his career in the video game industry in 1993, working at a third-party publisher during the 16-bit era. His experience in the industry crosses several areas, including global business management, e-commerce, marketing, online development and product planning.

Eric Lempel received his Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University.