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Zynga Hires Best Buy Executive David Lee as CFO & CAO

Zynga, a mobile and social gaming development studio that is famously known for their games like Farmville, Zynga Poker and Chefville has hired David Lee as a new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, these roles were taken by Mark Vranesh who left the company after six years.

David Lee was previously working as a senior vice president of enterprise finance, at Best Buy. His new role will be to report directly to the CEO of Zynga ‘Don Mattrick’ who was a president of interactive entertainment at Microsoft before he left the company last year.

Upon his Joining, David Lee said:

It is an honour to join Zynga during such a transformative time in the company’s history. Zynga reached impressive milestones in its first phase of growth, entertaining more than one billion people with its games and creating iconic, household brands with franchises like FarmVille and Words With Friends.

Mattrick and the leadership team have an ambitious vision anchored by a rich culture of innovation, and I look forward to working with them to build the next chapter of Zynga’s growth.

Mattrick has made quite an impact at Zynga since joining last summer. The company’s share is on the rise since his joining and the future looks bright with the latest hiring. On Lee’s arrival, Don stated:

David has a deep understanding of business management and a sharp financial acumen that will be invaluable to Zynga’s long term growth and success.

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