Barry Cottle Joins Zynga as Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world's leading social game
developer, today announced that Barry Cottle has joined the company as
Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development. Barry
brings to Zynga over 20 years of experience in entertainment, technology
and games from Palm Inc., The Walt Disney Company and most recently
Electronic Arts, where he served as EVP of EA Interactive and oversaw
digital games efforts including mobile, social and casual online games.
Barry Cottle joins Zynga as EVP, Business and Corporate Development (Photo: Business Wire)
"It's rare that you find someone who possesses a deep operational
background and also has the vision to see where your business and your
industry are headed," said Mark Pincus, Founder and CEO of Zynga. "Barry
is one of those executives, and I'm very excited to have him join the
team. His skill set, combined with his deep understanding of the games,
technology and entertainment spaces will help us accelerate our mission
of connecting the world through games. On a personal level, Barry is a
great person who brings humility and curiosity, and I'm confident he
will fit in well with Zynga's culture."
"I'm proud and thrilled to join the Zynga team, the pioneer and
driving force behind the social games industry," said Cottle. "I'm
looking forward to being part of building play for the world in a way
that truly connects people and delights players everywhere, each and
"Barry's understanding of the intersection that connects
technology, games and entertainment is unmatched," said John Schappert,
Chief Operating Officer of Zynga. "His tenure and background is
unparalleled; I've always admired his ability to grow businesses and
inspire teams. I'm proud to say he's a colleague again."
At Palm Computing Inc, Barry held the role of chief internet
officer and chief operating officer of the Wireless and Content
division, and prior to that he spent over nine years at The Walt Disney
Company where he served as senior vice president of marketing at Disney
Televentures and chief marketing officer of Americast. Barry received
his master's degree in business administration from Northwestern
University's Kellogg School of Management and his bachelor's degree from
Missouri State University.
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is the world's largest social game
developer with more than 227 million monthly active users playing its
games, which include CityVille, FarmVille, Words With Friends,
Scramble With Friends, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker,
Empires & Allies, Indiana Jones™ Adventure World, The Pioneer Trail,
Mafia Wars and Café World. Zynga's games are available on a
number of global platforms, including Facebook, Google+, Tencent, Apple
iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised
more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating
to, among other things, launching successful new initiatives across all
games and platforms, continued growth in the social games industry and
retaining qualified employees and executives. The company's actual
results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and
reported results should not be considered as an indication of future
performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to competition, changing interests of
players, intellectual property disputes or other litigation.
More information about factors that could affect the company's
operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations" in the company's registration statement on Form S-1, as
amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December
15, 2011, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company's
Investor Relations web site at http://investor.zynga.com
or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov.
Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in
this release, which are based on information available to the company on
the date hereof. Zynga assumes no obligation to update such statements.
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Dani Dudeck, 415-503-0303
Source: Zynga Inc.
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