The struggling game company Zynga, a company that makes most of their money from "social games" (monetising them and advertising heavily in them) though recently they have been branching out into other areas like board games and online gambling, have appointed Don Mattrick, previously of EA and Microsoft, to the position of CEO. The move will probably be watched by many as Zynga are noted for a rather harsh business culture and Don Mattrick's previous companies do not always poll the highest in terms of good feelings among customers. Still under his leadership both EA and Microsoft's gaming divisions (which he was in charge of) grew massively. On the trivia front though it could be interesting as EA sued Zynga for copyright (not a common thing in computer games as most are patents and trademarks) last year with the case still unresolved.
Social gaming company Zynga has named former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick as chief executive.
Mark Pincus, the company's founder and current CEO, said he will stay on as chairman and chief product officer.
"Zynga is a great business that has yet to realize its full potential," said Mr Mattrick in an email to employees.
At Microsoft, Mr Mattrick was head of interactive entertainment, the key division that includes Xbox, which is about to launch a new console.
Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23134276
So this guy worked for EA ..hmm and then MS, hmmm and now Zynga, on the face of it this guy leaves a strange odour behind wherever he has been it seems.