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Don Mattrick leaves Microsoft

Post by Killswitchmad on Mon 1 Jul 2013 - 21:29

Zynga just sent a press release officially confirming the rumor we reported on earlier today. Former Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick has left Microsoft and will take the position of CEO within Zynga itself, that has been in rather serious financial trouble for a while, resulting in substantial cuts and layoffs.

Marcus Pincus, Zynga’s founding CEO , will remain at the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chieft Product Officer.

Mattrick will report directly to the Board of Directors and his appointment was unanimous. He will join Pincus in a newly formed Executive Committee to manage the operations of the company between board meetings.

The former Microsoft executive covered his former role at Redmond’s software and hardware giant since October 2010, and but his popularity within the core gaming community has never been too solid due to a series of rather unpopular outings.

Now the new president of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft (the identit of whom is still unknown) faces the perspective of climbing up from his predecessor’s legacy, but considering that Mattrick wasn’t what you could call likable or universally loved, it might prove an advantage more than a disadvantage.
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Re: Don Mattrick leaves Microsoft

Post by HomerRamone2084 on Mon 1 Jul 2013 - 22:47

If he had only done this 2 months ago Smile
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Post by krisab on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 6:26

HomerRamone2084 wrote:If he had only done this 2 months ago Smile

totally agree Very Happy

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Post by N1NJA FWG on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 8:37

Jumped or pushed....

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Re: Don Mattrick leaves Microsoft

Post by Killswitchmad on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 9:39

N1NJA FWG wrote:Jumped or pushed....

Bit of both!

Steve Ballmer is currently going through drastic reconstruction of M$ and it's been rumored since E3 that Mattrick would be facing either a reduced role or being cut completely so it looks like he chose to jump ship early....
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