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Zynga has announced the appointment of Gerard Griffin as CFO.

Griffin joins the company after more than a decade working at Electronic Arts, where he most recently served as SVP of Finance. He also handled finances for EA International for over six years, and held senior finance roles at NBC, Primedia and more.

In his new role, he was oversee Zynga’s accounting, investor relations and finance and report directly to CEO Frank Gibeau – another EA alumni.

“I’ve always had a passion for media and entertainment, and I’m incredibly excited by Zynga’s unique ability to connect people around the world through games,” said Griffin. 

“With a strong portfolio of innovative IP, deep player relationships and incredible talent, the company is well positioned to be a leader in the growing mobile industry. I look forward to partnering collaboratively with Frank and the rest of the team to deliver on Zynga’s potential and long-term value through a player-first approach to building great games.”

Gibeau added: “Gerard’s 25 years of financial experience and deep understanding of the games, media and technology industries will be instrumental to Zynga. His disciplined financial leadership and approach of working closely with teams to deliver high margin digital revenue, coupled with his ability to navigate business turnarounds, will help put us in a stronger position to achieve long-term growth.”

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