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 Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mark Pincus is founder and Chairman of the Board of Zynga. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016, as Executive Chairman from March 2016 to May 2018, and as Chairman since May 2018. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as 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. Mr. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good. 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 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 founded.
Mr. Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter and Facebook.
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 lectures at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School on topics including entrepreneurship, product and game design and managing at scale. He also designed and taught the first product management class at Stanford Graduate School of Business.Chairman of the Board
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Frank Gibeau is the Chief Executive Officer of Zynga. He joined Zynga as CEO in March 2016, and has been a member of the Zynga Board of Directors since August 2015. Mr. Gibeau is a mobile, PC and console gaming industry expert with 25 years of experience in interactive entertainment.
As Zynga’s CEO, Mr. Gibeau led the company’s turnaround and transition to rapid growth. Zynga’s market cap during Mr. Gibeau’s tenure as CEO has nearly tripled, in large part, due to optimizing live services and fortifying the company’s portfolio of wildly popular franchises, including CSR Racing, Words With Friends, and Zynga Poker. Under Mr. Gibeau’s leadership, Zynga has acquired a pipeline of games including global hits Empires & Puzzles and Merge Dragons!, as well as secured game development partnerships with some of the world’s most iconic brands and entertainment franchises, such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Mr. Gibeau’s groundbreaking series of studio acquisitions, including Gram Games and Small Giant Games, along with innovation and success across the games portfolio have positioned Zynga as among the fastest growing public gaming companies in the world in 2019, and have resulted in the highest quarterly bookings and revenue in Zynga’s history (Q4 ‘19).
Mr. Gibeau spent more than two decades at Electronic Arts where he held a number of influential business and product leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of EA Mobile, 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.
Since 2015, Mr. Gibeau has served as the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also currently serves as a director and a member of the audit committee of Yeti Holdings, Inc., a premium outdoor brand known for its iconic coolers, drinkware, and outdoor equipment. Mr. Gibeau previously served on the Board of Directors for Cooliris, a mobile content and communication technology company; and, Graphiq, a data visualization company. He 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 as the VP of Engineering at Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) 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 and one additional private board. She is the CEO of a start up currently in stealth mode. Dr. Dugan served as VP of Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects at Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) from March 2012 until May 2016; including 2 years as 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 National Security, 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. She was named a Caltech Distinguished Alumni (one of 256 historical honorees) and has been inducted into the VaTech Academy of Engineering Excellence.Independent Director
Bing Gordon has been a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since June 2008. Mr. Gordon co-founded Electronic Arts Inc., a gaming company, 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 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), an internet retail company, N3twork, a media sharing company; Airtime Media Inc., a messaging company, and Zazzle Inc., a web-based custom products company. 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. He 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. From 1983 to 2005, Mr. Lavigne served in various executive capacities with Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA), a biotech company, namely, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2005; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1997; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 1994; Vice President from 1986 to 1988; 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 also currently serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO), a specialty pharmaceutical company, since July 2013, 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 is also a member of the board of directors of Rodan + Fields, LLC since June 2015 and 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 sciences and technology committee, of Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), a technology-driven, global health care company that provides specialty pharmaceutical products worldwide, from 2005 to 2015, as a director and chair of the audit committee of SafeNet, Inc., a private information security company, from 2010 to 2015, 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 committee. Mr. Lavigne holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and an M.B.A. from Temple University.Independent Director
Mills brings more than three decades of experience building global engineering teams to Zynga's Board. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Xactly Corporation, a software as a service company devoted to incentive compensation, and serves on the Board of Directors for RELX Group.
Most recently, Mills served as the Interim CEO of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., in late 2011. Before that, she spent nearly two years at Juniper Network, Inc., where she served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Infrastructure Products Group, overseeing business strategy and product development. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Mills was a principal consultant for Barrymore and Baldwin, a strategy consulting firm. Mills also spent more than four years as the CEO of Acta Technology, Inc., an enterprise software company that was acquired by Business Objects in July 2002. Additionally, Mills spent more than 17 years at Hewlett-Packard Company where she held a number of executive roles including Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of its UNIX Server Business Unit.
Previously, Mills was a Board Member for several companies including, Adobe Systems, Inc.; Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.; Blue Coat Systems, Inc.; Ingram Micro; Tekelec, Inc.; and WhiteHat Security, Inc.Independent Director
Roberts brings more than three decades of venture capital and global technology experience to Zynga's Board. She has served on numerous private, public and non-profit boards, and is currently a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC. Roberts serves on the Board of Directors for Zebra Technologies Corp. and RealNetworks, Inc., and most recently served on the board of ARM Holdings plc, owned by SoftBank Group, the microprocessor technology company for smartphones, computing and connectivity.
Prior to joining Benhamou Global Ventures, Roberts served as a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund for 13 years. At Mayfield, she invested in communications and networking, wireless, mobile and consumer technology companies. Preceding her career in venture capital, Roberts held a number of executive roles in Europe and the U.S. She spent 9 years in a number of senior executive roles at networking company, 3Com Corp. (Hewlett-Packard Company), including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Acting President of the Palm Computing Division and President of 3Com Ventures. Before 3Com, Roberts held various positions in the communications and networking industry, including Managing Director of BICC Data Networks, which was acquired by 3Com in 1992.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 the 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. (NYSE: SWI) until it was taken private in 2016, and served on the board 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