Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bernard Kim is appointed as President of Publishing at Zynga

Zynga Names Bernard Kim as President of Publishing




Mr. Kim, 40, is a mobile gaming and interactive entertainment veteran with more than 15 years of experience. He spent nearly 10 years at Electronic Arts Inc., most recently as the company's Senior Vice President of Mobile Publishing. In that role, he oversaw EA's mobile distribution, strategy, product management, analytics, network engagement, marketing, revenue demand planning, business development, third-party publishing, mergers and acquisitions and Sandbox. During his tenure at EA, he also led EA's games division in Asia and helped bring EA franchises including Sim City, Star Wars, The Sims, The SimpsonsReal Racing and EA SPORTS to billions of players.
Prior to joining EA, Mr. Kim served as Director of Sales and Channel Strategy at The Walt Disney Company, where he led sales and retail for Disney Mobile.

SAN FRANCISCOJune 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced that the Company has appointed Bernard Kim as President of Publishing. He will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Frank Gibeau effective immediately. Mr. Kim will oversee the Company's publishing division, which is responsible for how Zynga brings its games and services to players through its network, consumer insights, product management, marketing, user acquisition, ad monetization, communications, business development and strategic partnerships.


"I've worked with Bernard over the years on some of gaming's biggest mobile titles. He's been on the frontlines of major platform shifts and business transitions over the last decade, and I believe his experience in games and digital entertainment will help accelerate our execution," said Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga. "Bernard is extraordinarily entrepreneurial and creative, and has a deep understanding of player needs. At Zynga, he will focus on driving more yield from our live services and go-to-market investments for new titles. Bernard will also help reimagine how we bring our products to life by blending consumer insights with world-class publishing and growth strategies to deliver leading social mobile games to our players."
"Zynga has a phenomenal opportunity in front of it. The company has proven brands, talented teams and the social DNA needed to deliver truly unique mobile games to players," said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. "I've been a passionate gamer my whole life and have been a fan of Zynga's founding mission and aspiration to connect the world through games. From Words With Friends to FarmVille, Zynga has created franchises that have introduced more than a billion people around the world to social gaming. I'm very excited to work with Frank and the team to deliver high-quality experiences that drive deeper long-term engagement with mass market audiences."

About Zynga Inc.
Since its founding in 2007, Zynga's mission has been to connect the world through games. To-date, more than 1 billion people have played Zynga's games across Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR Racing. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered inSan Francisco, Calif., and has additional offices in the U.S.CanadaU.K.Ireland and India. Learn more about Zynga at http://blog.zynga.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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