Mark Pincus is our founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. He served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016, and has served as our Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as our Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he co-founded.
Mr. Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).
Mr. Pincus 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.
Director since: 2007
Mr. Pincus was selected to serve on the Board because he founded Zynga and because of his unique perspective and experience as our Executive Chairman, our former Chief Executive Officer and our former Chief Product Officer, as well as his extensive experience in the social media and Internet industry.