Zynga: Don Mattrick & Matt Pincus

[EN]: After multiple sources said earlier today that the President of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft would be leaving his job, it has been announced officially by Zynga, the most well-known social gaming company, that Don Mattrick is now the CEO of the company.

Mattrick has had some difficult weeks due to the revelation of restrictions of XBox One used discs sales, among many other issues that caused an uproar for gamers, but now he is moving on, leaving his Microsoft family behind. Microsoft has not announced a replacement yet, but Mark Pincus (Founder, Chairman and Chief Product Officer at Zynga) has given his CEO chair to Mattrick to try to take Zynga into a more positive future.

[Update]: Microsoft: Steve Ballmer email to employees on Don Mattrick transition [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jul13/07-01steveb-mail.aspx].

[ES]: Después de que múltiples fuentes dijeron el día de hoy que el Presidente de Entretenimiento Interactivo de Microsoft dejaría su puesto de trabajo, se ha anunciado oficialmente por medio de Zynga, la compañía más conocida de juegos sociales, que Don Mattrick es ahora el jefe ejecutivo de la compañía.

Mattrick había tenido unas semanas difíciles debido a la revelación de restricciones de la venta de discos de segunda mano del Xbox Uno, entre muchos otros problemas que causaron un escándalo para los jugadores, pero ahora él sigue adelante, dejando atrás a su familia Microsoft. Microsoft no ha anunciado un reemplazo, pero Mark Pincus (fundador , presidente y jefe de productos de Zynga) ha dado su asiento de jefe ejecutivo a Mattrick para intentar llevar a Zynga en un futuro más positivo .

[Actualización]: Microsoft: Steve Ballmer email to employees on Don Mattrick transition (Correo electrónico de Steve Ballmer a los empleados acerca de la transición de Don Mattrick)  [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jul13/07-01steveb-mail.aspx].

[Zynga Blog]:

This post was just published on the Zynga blog | Esta entrada acaba de ser publicada en la bitacora de Zynga (en inglés):

To our Zynga employees, players and shareholders,

Today is a big day.  I’m excited to announce that Don Mattrick will be joining us as Zynga’s new CEO and member of our Board. I wanted to let you all know why I made the decision to recruit Don and what I think it means for all of us.

Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about all that we have achieved together as a company.  We have pioneered social gaming and helped make Play a core part of millions of people’s lives.  But Zynga has so much more potential ahead, the opportunity to be an Internet Treasure and deliver on our mission of connecting the world through games.

As I reflect on the past six years, I realize that I’ve had the greatest impact working as an entrepreneur with product teams, developing games that could entertain and connect millions.

I’ve always said to Bing and our Board that if I could find someone who could do a better job as our CEO I’d do all I could to recruit and bring that person in. I’m confident that Don is that leader.

If you’re not familiar with Don, he’s an entertainment and game industry innovator who’s been making products and scaling teams and businesses for the last 30 years.  Don’s had major leadership roles at Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Distinctive Software, which he founded when he was 17 years old.

Don is unique in the game business. He can execute in multiple domains – hardware, software and network, and he’s been the person responsible for game franchises like “Need for Speed,” “FIFA” and “The Sims.” He’s one of the top executives in the overall entertainment business and he’s a great coach who has inspired people to do their best work and build strong, productive teams.

He deeply understands the value of a network and the importance of creating lifelong consumer relationships. He turned Xbox into the world’s largest console gaming network, growing its installed base from 10 to 80 million and transformed that business from deep losses to substantial profits.  And he has grown the Xbox Live player network from 6 to 50 million active members.

Going forward I’ll continue in my role as Chairman and Chief Product Officer.  I’m excited to partner with Don and the rest of our team to return Zynga to its leadership role in inventing and growing Play as a core human experience.

Don officially starts next week; however he’ll be joining me tomorrow to host an All-Hands meeting so you can all have an opportunity to meet him and ask any questions. Please feel free as always to post your questions and vote up questions on our Zyntranet here.

Thanks and see you tomorrow.


[Source/Fuente]: Zynga: Big Day [http://blog.zynga.com/2013/07/01/big-day/].

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