Mattrick left Microsoft due to a planned reorganization – report

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 21:25 GMT

Don Mattrick left Microsoft due to a planned reorganization which would have put him as head of a newly created hardware division. According to Fast Company, Mattrick wanted a bigger role at the firm, so he left.

This is according to sources speaking with the site, which stated that instead, he chose the role of CEO of Zynga instead, where he will be working with his old EA boss and Zynga board member Bing Gordon.

Thanks to the news of Mattrick joining Zynga, stock in the firm rose 11% on Monday to $3.04.

Microsoft Steve Ballmer wished Mattrick luck in a company memo sent out yesterday, and the former Xbox mans will take over the CEO role for Mark Pincus.

You can read up on all the happenings through Brenna’s thorough report here.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Don Mattrick

  • Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick steps down as Zynga CEO

    Zynga has announced CEO Don Mattrick, for Xbox boss at Microsoft, is leaving the company and will no longer maintain a position on the company’s board of directors.

  • More Zynga layoffs, predicts Pachter

    Analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Zynga will announce another round of layoffs, as it’s expected that new CEO Don Mattrick will next week outline his strategy to return the company to profitability.