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Zynga Mobile UK general manager departs

"It's been quite a ride. I wish all the best for the good and talented people who I leave behind."

Matthew Wiggins has confirmed his departure from Zynga Mobile UK, after just over a year and a half with the company.

"For me, the Wonderland Software/Zynga UK adventure has come to an end. Earlier this month I awoke to the exciting realisation that, after almost three and a half years, I had left that chapter behind and could look ahead to the future," he revealed on his personal blog.

"It's been quite a ride. I wish all the best for the good and talented people who I leave behind."

Wiggins was CEO and co-founder of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in April 2011. His sign off left no definite pointers as to what he might do next, but his enthusiasm suggests he will stay in the tech sector for now.

"I'm still tremendously excited by the revolution in computing that is happening right now. The opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurism are even better now than they were then. And having learned so much from the journey I've just been on, I can't wait to use that knowledge to do new things in the future - and of course learn a whole load more."

In saying goodbye to the Farmville publisher Wiggins becomes yet another name to add to the list of Zynga executives currently leaving the company. Just last week Jonathan Flesher, Zynga's vice president of business development resigned, and CFO Dave Wehner and treasurer Mike Gupta have also recently departed.

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Craig Burkey Software Engineer 4 years ago
I wonder if this is because I submitted an Android Draw Something bug report last night that caused it to crash everytime I try to play against a certain person, I don't believe in coincidence
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Carl Silvers Researcher, Electronic Arts4 years ago
I wonder if someone in 'Silicon Spa' is dusting off their CV.........................
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Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 4 years ago
That's a thought. :-)
Currently I get quite a few job offers but nothing has tempted me yet.
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D4 years ago
Go on Bruce, do it - get your CV over there and put your money where your mouth is!

And hey, your first action can be to buy Sega!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Fran Mulhern on 27th November 2012 3:51pm

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.4 years ago
So is this the guy that is supposed to turn off the lights when he leaves?
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Depends how many staff they had after they relabelled it Zynga UK
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John Bye Lead Designer, Future Games of London4 years ago
Just to clarify, despite the confusing name, this isn't Zynga's UK mobile division or some big corporate structure, it's a relatively small dev studio in Surrey set up by Lionhead veterans, which Zynga bought out last year. I certainly hope Matt didn't turn the lights off on his way out, because I've got friends working there...
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D4 years ago
It might be a relatively small dev studio now. But when Bruce gets there, all bets are off:)
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John Bye Lead Designer, Future Games of London4 years ago
Might be too late, I think the studio's shut down. :(
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D4 years ago
:(
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