Executive in Santa Monica
Dennis Durkin has made a career out of financial stewardship for large, global, consumer digital businesses. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Swiss footwear/sportswear company ON Holdings (Ticker: ONON) and Oura Health Oy, makers of the Oura smart ring for sleep and health tracking. From 2012 until his retirement from the company in May 2021, Durkin served in a variety of senior roles for Activision Blizzard (Ticker: ATVI), including more than 7+ years as Global Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he led all the company’s financial operations encompassing everything from accounting/internal audit/taxation to M&A/corporate strategy, IT and investor relations.
During his initial tenure as CFO, he helped grow the enterprise value of the company from less than $10bn to more than $70bn in value. Before joining Activision Blizzard, Durkin spent nearly 13 years at Microsoft, working his way through a variety of senior roles, including most recently as CFO/COO for Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, which included the Xbox console, Xbox live and games businesses. Durkin holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.