Board of Directors
Stockholders elect the Board to oversee management and to ensure that stockholder long-term interests are served. Through oversight, review, and counsel, the Board establishes and promotes Zynga's business and organizational objectives. Among other things, our Board oversees our business affairs and integrity and works with management to determine our mission and long-term strategy.
Founder, Director and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mark Pincus is our founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. He served as Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016, and has served as our Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as our Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he co-founded.
Mr. Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).
Mr. Pincus graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.Chairman of the Board
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Frank Gibeau has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2016 and as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2015. He is a mobile, PC and console gaming industry veteran, with 25 years of experience in interactive entertainment. Frank is leading Zynga’s business turnaround by increasing operational excellence, driving a renewed commitment to live services and bold beats, investing in the Company’s forever franchises – Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, CSR2 and Social Slots – and focusing on innovation across the organization through existing IP and emerging chat-based platforms.
Mr. Gibeau spent more than two decades at Electronic Arts Inc., where he held a number of influential business and product leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of EA Mobile from October 2013 to May 2015, where he led strategy, product development and publishing for the company's fast-growing mobile games business. In that role, Mr. Gibeau managed EA's portfolio of popular mobile franchises including The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing, Bejeweled, Star Wars, Minions, SimCity, EA SPORTS and The Sims. In addition, Mr. Gibeau spearheaded the creation of new mobile IP and platform technology, as well as EA's Chillingo publishing operation.
Prior to leading EA's mobile business, Mr. Gibeau was President of EA Labels from 2011 to 2013, where he oversaw IP development, worldwide product management and marketing for major console and PC properties including Battlefield, FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, SimCity, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Sims. He also spent four years as the President of the EA Games Label, leading a successful business turnaround that resulted in increased product quality, on-time game delivery and dramatically reduced costs. Before that, Mr. Gibeau acted as EA's Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Americas, where he was directly responsible for a publishing operation that accounted for more than $1.5 billion of EA's annual revenue. While at EA, Mr. Gibeau also served as Executive Producer of the major motion picture "Need For Speed," which was released in 2014.
Mr. Gibeau is currently Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Mr. Gibeau previously served on the Board of Directors for Cooliris, a mobile content and communication technology company, and Graphiq, a data visualization company.
Mr. Gibeau received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Regina E. Dugan served most recently as the VP of Engineering at Facebook from May 2016 until January 2018. In this position, she led Facebook’s “Building 8”, the company's breakthrough consumer electronic product shipping, development, and R&D organization. Dr. Dugan also currently serves on the board of directors of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. Prior to joining Facebook, Dr. Dugan served as VP of Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects at Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) from February 2014 until May 2016; Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology and Projects at Google’s Motorola Mobility division, a telecommunications equipment company, from March 2012 to February 2014; and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capability for the future combat force, from July 2009 to March 2012. Dr. Dugan has also held several executive positions, including co-founder, President, and CEO at RedXDefense LLC, a security solutions company, from 2005 to 2009, and co-founder, President, and CEO at Dugan Ventures, an investment firm where she continues to serve as a non-voting partner.
Dr. Dugan is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology .Independent Director
Bing Gordon has been a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since June 2008. Mr. Gordon co-founded EA and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer from March 1998 to May 2008. Mr. Gordon serves on the boards of directors of N3twork, a media sharing company; Airtime Media Inc., a messaging company, Zazzle Inc., a web-based custom products company, and Linden Research, Inc. (or Linden Lab), a virtual worlds company. Mr. Gordon is a special advisor to the board of directors of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), an internet retail company, and previously a member of its board from 2003 until January 2018. He was also a founding director at ngmoco, LLC (acquired by DeNA Co. Ltd. in 2010) and Audible, Inc. (acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. in 2008). Mr. Gordon was awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and held the game industry’s first endowed chair in game design at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Mr. Gordon earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University, where he serves on the President’s Council.
Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. has been a Managing Director of Lavrite, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, growth strategy and management, since 2005. Mr. Lavigne has served on the boards of directors of several public and private companies and institutions. Mr. Lavigne served in various executive capacities with Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA), a biotech company, for over 20 years, including, Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 2005, Executive Vice President from 1997 to 2005; Senior Vice President from 1994 to 1997; Vice President from 1986 to 1994; and Controller from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Lavigne was named the Best CFO in Biotech in 2005 in the Institutional Investor Survey, and in June 2006, he received the Bay Area CFO of the Year-Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO), a specialty pharmaceutical company, since July 2013, and also serves as the chair of the compensation committee and member of the audit committee; a director, chair of the audit committee, member of the compensation committee, and member of the mergers and acquisitions committee, of DocuSign Inc., a private eSignature transaction management company, since July 2013; a director and chair of the audit committee of NovoCure Limited (NASDAQ: NVCR), a commercial stage oncology company, since January 2013; and as chairman of the board of directors and chairperson of the compensation committee of Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY), a radiation oncology company, since September 2009. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of Rodan + Fields, LLC since June 2015 and as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Puppet Labs, Inc. since December 2015. Within the last five years, Mr. Lavigne also served on the board of directors, the audit committee, and the science and technology committee, of Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), a technology-driven, global health care company that provides specialty pharmaceutical products worldwide, from 2005 until its acquisition by Actavis plc in 2015; as a director and chair of the audit committee of SafeNet, Inc., a private information security company, from 2010 until its acquisition by Gemalto NV in 2015; and as a director and chair of the audit committee of BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMC), an enterprise systems software vendor, from 2004 to 2007 and from 2008 to 2013, when it was acquired by a private investor group. Mr. Lavigne serves as a board member and chairman of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the UCSF Children’s Hospitals Foundation where he is also a member of the audit and finance committees.
Mr. Lavigne holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and an M.B.A. from Temple University.Independent Director
Carol G. Mills has served as the chair of the board of directors of Xactly Corporation (NYSE: XTLY) since February 2010 and as a non-executive director of RELX Group (NYSE: RELX) since April 2016. Ms. Mills has been an independent consultant since February 2006. Ms. Mills has been a member of the board of directors of numerous public companies: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), a provider of broadband solutions, from 2013-15; Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), an electronics company and information technology distributor, from 2014-16; Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) from 1998 to 2011; Blue Coat Systems, Inc. from 2009 to 2012; and Tekelec from 2007 to 2012. Prior to her board service, she spent more than 30 years in top level operating positions at Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, and Acta Technology.
Ms. Mills holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.Independent Director
Janice M. Roberts is an experienced global technology executive and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley, where her board experience spans public, private, and nonprofit organizations. She is currently a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures where she leads early stage enterprise and “cross-border” investments and holds advisory and board positions with portfolio companies. Ms. Roberts currently serves on the boards of Zebra Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) and was most recently a director of ARM Holdings Plc until its acquisition by the SoftBank Group in 2016. From 2000 to 2013, Ms. Roberts served as Managing Director of Mayfield Fund where she continued as a venture advisor until 2014; investing in wireless, mobile, enterprise and consumer technology companies. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Roberts was employed by 3Com Corporation (which was later acquired by Hewlett Packard), where she held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, President of 3Com Ventures, and President of the Palm Computing Business Unit. She also serves on the advisory board of Illuminate Ventures and is Co-Chair of GBx Global.org, a curated network of British entrepreneurs and senior technology executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (honors) from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.Independent Director
Ellen F. Siminoff is President and CEO of Shmoop University, Inc., an educational publishing company. From February 2004 to February 2008, Ms. Siminoff served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Frontier, Inc., a provider of paid search engine marketing solutions, and she served as chairman of its board of directors from February 2008 to September 2009. Prior to that, from 1996 to 2002, Ms. Siminoff served in various capacities at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), an internet company, including as Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Small Business, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, and Vice President, Business Development and Planning. Ms. Siminoff also served on the board of directors of SolarWinds, Inc. until it was taken private in 2016, and served on the boards of directors of Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) from June 2008 through the end of her term in June 2011, Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE: JRN) from 2007 through the end of her term in May 2013, and US Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) from 2006 through the end of her term in July 2013. She has also served on the boards of private companies, including Mozilla Corporation, a software company.
Ms. Siminoff holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University.Independent Director