Debra Chrapaty, Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)’s CIO will take a new role in Nirvanix, an enterprise cloud storage company and will leave the game maker. She will be joining Nirvanix as the CEO.
Chrapaty, before coming to Zynga, worked with corporate giants such as Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).
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Chrapaty will replace Dru Borden, who will handle the position of SVP of planning and development department of the company, and will also remain as the director over there. Apart from taking over as the CEO, Chrapaty will also be the executive chairwoman of the board of Nirvanix, which has an investment from Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital.
In Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), which is a world renowned game maker, Chrapaty was the CIO along with being SVP of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)’s collaboration software unit. She also worked as a corporate VP at Microsoft. She also held the position of president and COO of E*Trade Technologies.
Chrapaty in an email said that she had a great time while working with Zynga. She also wished Zynga team the best.
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) COO David KO expressed his thanks and good wishes to Chrapaty, and also said that she had contributed a lot in Zynga. He said that Dorion who will replace Chrapaty had given his assistance and supervision to different teams in Zynga over the past three years. Dorion as described by the COO is one of the most senior technology leaders in the company.
Recently, Zynga has had a tough time and saw many high level executives leaving the company. The game maker announced that Zynga executive Dorion Carroll will hold the position of CIO in the company after Chrapaty leaves.
In January 2013, Dali Kilani, Director of Engineering at Zynga left the company and took over as VP of Engineering in a company Ifeelgoods.
In November 2012, there were other top line executives who resigned from Zynga. The executives were the treasurer of the company, Mike Gupta, David Wehner, Chief financial officer at Zynga. The other departure in Zynga was Brian Reynolds, chief game designer of the company, who left Zynga. The reason of his departure was, however, not mentioned.
Apart from the above mentioned executives, Zynga saw the exit of many other executives since March 2012. They are:
Allan Patmore – General Manager of CityVille
Erik Bethke- General manager Mafia Wars2
Ya-Bing Chu – VP, Mobile Division
Jeremy Strauser- General Manager, Slots / Bingo Games
Curtis Lee- Director, Product Management
Bill Mooney – VP of Studios
Brian Birtwistle – VP of Marketing
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has faced this crisis for long a time, and the list further continues to include John Schappert, COO, infrastructure CTO Allan Leiwand, chief creative officer Mike Verdu, Chief marketing and revenue officer Jeff Karp, Chief security officer Nils Puhlmann.