Gaming group Zynga brings founder back as CEO 2 years after replacement
Zynga, the struggling social gaming group, announced Wednesday that co-founder Mark Pincus would return as top executive, less than two years after being replaced.
Pincus, who has been chairman of the San Francisco company, said he would seek to “accelerate innovation” at the group which rose to fame as a producer of games for Facebook.
His return comes after he handed over the CEO job to Don Mattrick from Microsoft’s entertainment division in a bid to reverse the company’s slide.
“Now that we are a mobile first company,