Dan Porter, the former CEO of New York-based gaming company OMGPOP which was purchased by Zynga in March of last year, has left Zynga after completing a year at the company.
Zynga purchased OMGPOP after Draw Something app became hugely popular. Porter joined Zynga and was working on the sequel to Draw Something. Zynga has confirmed that the decision was mutual and has nothing to do with any special clause in Porter’s contract after the acquisition.
“Developing and launching games is a team effort, and we’re proud of the great work the Zynga New York team has done with Draw Something 2,” Zynga COO David Ko said. “We thank Dan Porter for his efforts in making the Draw Something franchise a success and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Till today, Dan Porter was VP of General Management at Zynga’s New York office. He’ll be replaced by VP of Mobile Sean Uberoi Kelly. This past December, CEO Mark Pincus was named the fourth worst CEO in part because of “a big exodus of top executive talent,” as well as the $95.5 million write-down on its acquisition of OMGPOP.
Zynga’s bad phase seems to be continuing forever.