NaturalMotion founder Torsten Reil leaves company

Personal reasons cited for departure with David Byrne becoming interim COO.
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NatualMotion founder, Torsten Reil, has left the company, citing personal reasons.

The announcement was made after Zynga, who own NatuarlMotion, finished presenting their first quarter results. David Byrne will become interm COO in the meantime.

UK based NaturalMation are behind the popular CSR Racing series and Backbreaker along with the recently released Dawn of Titans. Zynga brought NaturalMotion $527 million in January 2014.

Zynga CEO, Frank Gibeau, said in a statement: “We want to thank Torsten for his many contributions to Zynga over the last three years. On a personal note, I’ve enjoyed working with Torsten in my time as a board member and CEO. We respect and support his decision to take a personal break after more than 15 years with NaturalMotion. We wish him all the best on his next chapter."

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