Zynga has appointed 20-year global human resources executive Jeff Ryan as the social game developer company’s chief people officer.
Ryan, who previously served as senior vice president of people at GoPro, will head the company’s global human resources and lead the recruiting and learning development for the company.
“I’m excited to welcome Jeff to Zynga as our new chief people officer,” CEO Frank Gibeau said in a press release. “He has deep experience in gaming and digital media, with a track-record of helping companies attract and retain leading talent.”
Ryan’s experience also includes serving as senior vice president of HR for the CBS Corp.’s digital media business. He also spent seven years as EA Canada’s head of HR, vice president of HR for EA Sports and vice president of HR for EA’s Publishing and Interactive unit.
“I’m proud to join Zynga and partner with the leadership team during this exciting time for the Company,” Ryan said in a statement. “I’m extremely passionate about the gaming industry and believe great businesses are the byproduct of highly capable teams developing products they love, organizational excellence and a strong community.”
According to Zynga, over 1 billion people have played the company’s games across the web and through mobile platforms since its founding in 2007.