After a rapid period of expansion and purchases, followed by layoffs and restructuring, Zynga continues a streak of walkouts from its higher-level employees and heads with news that three of their executives have left the company.
Senior Vice Presidents of Gaming John Osvald and Nathan Etter have both been reported to have resigned from the longtime online game developer, while also joined by VP Casino Division Jesse Janosov. Following his four years at Zynga, Etter is reported as taking up a new position within Disney Interactive as Vice President. Oswald had previously led many product development teams for some of Zynga’s largest and most-popular games, such as FarmVille, Café World, CastleVille, and Frontierville, while Janosov had previously worked for Rivet Games and Playdom.
Following a recent period of financial hardship within the company, Zynga restructured to try and backpedal with the recent announcement of former Microsoft Xbox representative Don Mattrick taking over as CEO of Zynga, replacing former CEO Mark Pincus, who now holds a position as Chairman of the Board for the company.