COO of Zynga Resigns
John Schappert, chief operations officer at Zynga, has officially resigned his position at the game company, as reported by Fortune. This news comes hot on the heels of the company’s announcement that Schappert’s responsibilities would no longer include the managerial duties of overseeing game development.
“John has made significant contributions to the games industry throughout his career and we appreciate all that he has done for Zynga,” CEO Mark Pincus told Fortune.
“John leaves as a friend of the company and we wish him all the best.”
Before turning his career path toward Zynga, Schappert was the corporate vice president of Live at Microsoft. After that, he was the COO of Electronic Arts, the same company that just so happens to be suing Zynga for copyright infringement – though Fortune claims that the lawsuit didn’t weigh into Schappert’s decision for resignation.
There are apparently “no immediate plans to recruite a new COO” to replace Schappert, or so a “source familiar with the situation” says.