Zynga has announced that it has added Barry Cottle, now former executive vice president of EA Interactive, as executive vice president of business and corporate development. He joins joins John Schappert, Phil Frazier and Mark Turmell among others who have left EA for Zynga.
“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 every day.”