Ngmoco CEO Neil Young steps down

Co-founder and CEO Neil Young has left his role at mobile games developer Ngmoco, owner DeNA has announced.

Former head of studios Clive Downie has been appointed as the new CEO. Downie previously spent over 15 years at EA where he reached the positions of VP of marketing.

Fellow co-founder Bob Stevenson has also stepped down. Young will remain on DeNA’s board of directors.

Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to run many different parts of our organization, which has afforded me full visibility into our operations,” Downie stated.

As we move into our next stage of growth, with our business starting to fire on all cylinders here in the West, I’m incredibly excited about our prospects and our mission to become the number one social mobile platform company in the world.”

Young added: We couldn’t be happier that Clive, our long time colleague and friend is taking the reins of the Western business by becoming the new CEO. Our confidence in Clive and the momentum of DeNA’s business in the West makes this the right moment for us to move on to our next adventure.”

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