Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From Chief Product Officer Role

Along with the company’s earnings release, Zynga announced that founder Mark Pincus would be stepping down from any operational duties and ceding his chief product officer title today. The company said that Pincus, who started the social gaming company in 2007, will remain chairman of the board.

The announcement comes about nine months after the company announced Pincus would step away from the CEO role and hand it over to longtime Microsoft executive Don Mattrick. Since then, the company has lost several executives and gone through a round of layoffs that cut its worforce by 15 percent, as Mattrick has tried to right the ship.