San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – In a trend currently engulfing the tech sector, a top executive for social gaming company Zynga has left for Facebook. Chief finance officer Dave Wehner resigned from his post with Zynga and joined Facebook as a senior executive.
CEO Mark Pincus wrote on Zynga’s company blog: “Dave provided great leadership to our financial team over the past two years, helping guide the company’s transition from startup through IPO. Dave has been a great partner for me, the senior team and the whole company.”
Zynga is just one of the tech companies that has undergone management changes in the past week — Microsoft surprised many when it announced Windows chief Steve Sinofsky would leave the company and Twitter announced it hired a former Google legal counsel. These are some of the management changes tech companies have gone through recently.
Zynga has appointed chief accounting officer Mark Vranesh to replace Wehner. Vranesh previously held the position of chief financial officer.
Zynga also appointed a couple of executive vice presidents to higher positions — Barry Cottle was promoted to chief revenue officer and Steven Chiang was given the position of president of games.
According to the company the re-structuring of management is aimed to give Pincus more involvement in the development of products. Zynga seeks to diversify its services by becoming a platform for third-party game developers. It is no longer interested in making games for social media giant Facebook.