Zynga Inc (ZNGA)’s VP Partner Publishing To Leave


Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), which has shuttered many of its studios and slashed multiple jobs in the month of June, receives another blow. Rob Dyer is the latest one to part ways from the company. Dyer, vice president of partner publishing at Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), will leave the company to follow other opportunities in the mobile and social gaming sector.

Zynga Inc (ZNGA)'s VP Partner Publishing To Leave

About Dyer

Dyer joined Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), in 2011, to manage publishing of smaller studios games. Dyer was the man behind the publishing of games like Village Life on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Eden to Green on mobile.

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Prior to joining Zynga, Dyer worked with Sony Computer Entertainment America as senior vice president of public relations. At Sony Dyer took care of PlayStation’s relationships with North American game publishers.

Other Executives Leaving Zynga’s Publishing Segment

Prior to Dyer, there have been executives who left the publishing segment of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). In March, Nathan Bosia left the company, and he informed follwers about his departure on his LinkedIn profile.

Bosia worked under Dyer, and both were the integral part of the company’s partner publishing team.

Other Departures

Zynga believes in using third parties for developing games in order to maintain the player base. The strategy of the game maker is to release more games than it can do alone.

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been facing the departure of many big names throughout 2012 and in the beginning of 2013. Dyer adds to that string of departures.

Just a few days back, Andy Tian, Head of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) in China announced he would leave the company towards the end of this month. Tian contributed a lot in the formation of XPD Media, which was taken over by Zynga Inc in May 2010.  Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) said that Mr. Tian is departing to “return to his entrepreneurial roots,” but there has not been any further information over the issue.

John Yin will replace Mr. Tian and will be the new head of the Zynga China office. Yin works with the company as studio director. Yin has played an important role in the development of Games like “Ayakashi: Ghost Guild” and “War of the Fallen”.

Prior to Zynga, Yin held the position of executive producer in Electronic Arts Mobile, in Asia. He worked on games like “Need for Speed”, “Medal of Honor”, and “Command and Conquer”, among others.

Other departures include chief game designer Brian Reynolds, chief creative officer Mike Verdu, chief security officer Nils Puhlmann, chief technical officer of infrastructure Allan Leinwand, OMGPOP chief revenue officer Wilson Griegel, Words with Friends co-creators David and Paul Bettner, and OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter.