John Schappert surprised industry watchers in April last year when he said he would be leaving his COO post at Electronic Arts to join the fast-growing FarmVille developer Zynga.
A year and three months later, he’s being stripped of his duties overseeing game operations at Zynga, where he’s been COO.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported Zynga has reorganized senior executives, following recent quarterly results that sent stock spiraling downward. The shuffle means that Schappert will no longer be in charge of the company’s games, with chief mobile officer David Ko and executive VP Steve Chiang taking over the duties.
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