Mark Pincus
Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Product Officer

Mark is the founder, CEO and chief product officer of Zynga. He founded the company in 2007 with a mission of connecting the world through games, and in founding, he also believes that games can do good.

On his way to creating Zynga, Mark started three companies. In 2003, he launched, one of the first social networks. Before that, he founded, a pioneer in automating tech support, and took it public. In 1995, he launched FreeLoader, the first web-based consumer push company. Mark started his career in new media and venture capital before he discovered his calling as a consumer technology entrepreneur. Mark also made founding investments in Napster, Brightmail, Twitter and Facebook.

Mark graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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January 15, 2010


Hi there and great job on the Haiti Relief efforts.

I'm writing on a more personal matter, though. I cannot for the life of me find any contact information for Zynga Human Resources, because my wonderful fiancée of five years applied for a job over there at Zynga and is now wondering if the job ever existed (because she got the standard "Thanks, we'll contact you, in the meantime please check the status of your application at this link"...and the link enclosed at JobVite leads to a 404/Not Found). It is admittedly a facilities job (Barista at your headquarters, but let me tell you that she's highly qualified, having worked since 2005 at B&N Café as a Café Lead). Could you at least please tell us if the job has been filled (or point us to an email or phone number where we could find out such), so that we're not left hanging? She is losing her job at the end of the month because the store is closing down (B&N Bookstores, the one at Jack London Square in Oakland) and I've seen nothing but tears since the beginning of the month and it breaks my heart to see her like this (and she really wanted the Barista position at Zynga). Please contact me through the email I used to post this...thank you very much.

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