Former Zynga exec and Lionside founder Brandon Barber has joined online studio Kixeye as senior VP of marketing.
Barber, who was previously VP of marketing Zynga, has also worked at Electronic Arts as senior director of global online marketing.
"In order to continue crushing our competition, we need to bring in the best talent on the planet," said Kixeye CEO Will Harbin
"Brandon fits that description. His track record of innovation, execution and entrepreneurialism will help us up our game as we develop the next generation of mind-blowing online combat games."
San Francisco-based Kixeye specialises in ‘hardcore’ social browser games, and has released titles such as Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and Desktop Defender.