Mattrick's restructuring splits Zynga into 3 divisions

|About: Zynga (ZNGA)|By:, SA News Editor

New Zynga (ZNGA) CEO Don Mattrick has outlined his big restructuring in a company memo. As previously reported, COO David Ko, CTO Cadir Lee, and HR chief Colleen McCreary are leaving.

In a move that faintly resembles ex-employer Microsoft's big reorg, Mattrick is splitting Zynga's operations into 3 divisions: Functional; Studios; and Tech, Live Ops, and Publishing. The divisions will have a combined 13 managers, all of whom will directly report to Mattrick.

Within the Studios unit, former President of Games Steve Chiang is now in charge of most of Zynga's 'Ville titles, and former chief revenue officer Barry Cottle is is now in charge of social gambling titles such as Zynga Poker. The FarmVille games remain the responsibility of Tim LeTourneau.

The COO position is gone, and the CTO position is being split into two roles. HR exec Meg Makalou has been named VP of Human Resources, which effectively replaces McCreary's position. CFO Mark Vranesh's title is unchanged.

Investors are taking the shakeup in stride, ZNGA -0.3% AH.