Don Mattrick, the new chief executive officer of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) reshuffled the executive team of the company after more than a month in his position. Mattrick replaced founder Mark Pincus to revive the profitability of the online social games company
According to Mattrick, over the past month, he interacted with the employees of the online social games company and discovered their caliber as well as their desire and passion to bring back a strong leadership for Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA).
“Zynga is an amazing company and has tremendous potential for future growth,” reiterated Mattrick. He also expressed appreciation to the employees of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) for sharing their business, creative, and technical insights as well as their stories to him. “On a personal level, I feel privileged to be the CEO and am more aware than ever before that the time for us to decisively move forward is now,” added Mattrick.
Zynga’s new team line up
Mattrick named thirteen executives who will report directly to him effective immediately including Steve Chiang EVP Games, Villes and International, Barry Cottle, EVP Games, Social Casino, Travis Boatman, SVP Games, With Friends and Network, Tim LeTourneau, SVP Games, FarmVille, Steve Parkis, SVP Games, Midcore, Mark Skaggs, SVP Games, and Jon Tien, SVP Games, Casual.
The executives comprising the tech, live ops and publishing teams, including Nick Tornow, CTO, VP, Dorion Carroll, CIO, VP, and Adam Sussman, SVP Game Publishing will also report to Mattrick.
The functional leaders of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) will also report to him including Reggie Davis, general counsel, EVP Legal, Corporate and Business Affairs, Mark Vranesh, CFO, EVP, and Meg Makalou, VP Human Resources.
“We are taking layers out of the executive rank to get senior leaders closer to important product initiatives. With that in mind, I have asked the leaders to sharpen their focus and properly densify talent to resource teams,” said Mattrick.
Zynga COO David Ko leaves
In addition to the reorganization of the executive team, Mattrick announced the departure of David Ko, chief operating officer along with Cadir Lee, chief technology officer, and Colleen McCreary, chief people officer. According to Mattrick, the three executives decided to leave Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) to pursue other interests.
Mattrick said, “We appreciate their contributions to Zynga’s first chapter and wish them well in their future endeavors.”
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) lost a number of executives since last year as the company continues to struggle.
Mattrick announced the structure of his new executive team prior to the quarterly all-hands meeting of the company tomorrow, wherein he is expected to present his vision and strategies in leading Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) towards growth.