Report: 3 more Zynga execs head for exit

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

Sources tell Bloomberg Zynga (ZNGA) games SVP John Osvald, games VP Nathan Etter, and casino games chief Jesse Janosav have left the company since Don Mattrick was named CEO.

Osvald and Etter helped run the team responsible for the FarmVille franchise (still Zynga's biggest revenue driver), and Janosav was in charge of the successful Zynga Poker and Zynga Elite Slots (based on virtual, rather than real, money).

The report comes a few days after shares dove thanks to Zynga's light Q3 guidance and (more importantly) decision not seek a U.S. online gambling license.

Om Malik argues Mark Pincus is at the root of Zynga's problems, and predicts Mattrick will only last 16-24 months. "That’s about the time it takes for Pincus to fall out of love with new executive hires."

Other recent departures: Andy Tian, Dan Porter, Brian Reynolds, Jonathan Flesher, David Wehner