Zynga’s chief executive director, Don Mattrick has announced that Clive Downie will take on the role of chief operating officer.
Downie, 41, comes to the company with more than 20 years of console and free-to-play mobile gaming experience.
"I have known Clive for more than two decades and am pleased to welcome him to the team. He is a seasoned leader with a deep understanding of consumer, marketing and mobile engagement, international experience operating both in EMEA and Japan and a rich background in game publishing — all of which are incredibly valuable as Zynga navigates its move to mobile," said Don Mattrick, CEO of Zynga.
"I enjoyed my prior experiences working with Clive at Electronic Arts and have appreciated what he accomplished in the past five years at DeNA. As we build new leadership capabilities and focus the company on long term growth, Clive's customer-centric point of view and proven track record will be invaluable to Zynga's future."
"I joined Zynga because I believe it has the ability to unlock disruptive new ideas that span gaming genres, markets and services. Zynga's uniquely positioned inside a growing market to deliver consumers around the world an entertainment experience as beloved as their favorite TV show, movie or music," added Downie.