Vice president of studios Bill Mooney, who was the general manager for FarmVille, and vice president of marketing Brian Birtwistle have both reportedly departed Zynga. When asked about the development, Zynga responded, “Zynga continues to lead the industry with the top talent in social game development. We’re proud of the teams working hard to create the next generation of social games including the recent launches of The Ville, ChefVille and the coming launch of FarmVille 2.”
Meanwhile, Maytal Ginzburg has left her role as senior vice president of corporate and regulated markets at 888holdings to become COO of Zynga. This show’s Zynga’s increased interest in online gambling and fills a position previously occupied by John Schappert, who left the company after he was stripped of his responsibilities over games.