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Zynga COO leaves game maker after reorganization

John Schappert leaves troubled company amid disappointing earnings and a plummeting stock price.

By August 8, 2012


Senior Xbox exec returning to Electronic Arts

John Schappert, who began his video game industry career at Electronic Arts, left the company in 2007 to be a corporate VP at Microsoft. He's now going back to EA as COO.

By June 18, 2009


Zynga shuffles management team, CFO leaves for Facebook

Another executive leaves the social-gaming company and it reorganizes its leadership again to give CEO mark Pincus more control over product.

By November 13, 2012


Zynga slapped with dueling shareholder lawsuits

Lawsuits against the Farmville-maker are beginning to pile up with allegations of executives keeping slumping revenue and user growth a secret.

By July 31, 2012


Zynga loses mobile VP, report says

Executives continue to leave the game maker, with one of the latest departures being a vice president of mobile, Bloomberg reports.

By August 24, 2012


More key executives resign from Zynga

The troubled game maker loses its chief marketing officer and CTO of infrastructure, the latest in a growing executive exodus.

By September 10, 2012


Zynga adds ex-Yahoo exec Ellen Siminoff to board of directors

The founding executive at Web pioneer Yahoo is the first woman to sit on the social-game publisher's board.

By July 19, 2012


Zynga's creative chief resigns to start new company

Mike Verdu is leaving the company to start another gaming firm, which will have financial backing from Zynga.

By August 28, 2012


Zynga uses stock options to keep employees put, report says

The company's declining stock price and financial troubles is making Zynga offer up stock options to all employees.

By August 10, 2012


Zynga defends acquisition of Draw Something

Despite the game's plummeting popularity, Zynga still sees Draw Something as a valuable franchise.

By May 23, 2012