More Workplace Turmoil for Zynga as Additional Staff Depart

As Mobile Marketing Watch reported August 10th, Zynga’s chief operating officer John Schappert abruptly resigned at a time when the company continues to struggle in no shortage of significant ways.

The resignation came amidst a recent talent shakeup meant to give the company’s investors renewed hope and optimism about Zynga’s future.

On Monday, however, the shakeup rolled on.

According to a report this morning from Bloomberg, four more managers at the company have similarly bolted. Erik Bethke, Alan Patmore, Ya- Bing Chu, and Jeremy Strauser – all high level managers and talent – have reportedly left Zynga in recent weeks.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Pincus gave option grants to all full-time employees in an effort to stem turnover, a person with knowledge of the matter said this month.

Shares of Zynga have fallen 68 percent since December’s IPO.

“Zynga continues to lead the industry with the top talent in social-game development,” Dani Dudeck, a spokeswoman for Zynga, tells Bloomberg in response to the recent wave of troubling headlines. “We’re proud of the teams working hard to create the next generation of social games.”