Today, Debra Chrapaty, appointed Zynga‘s chief information officer in 2011, announced that she has left the company to join cloud-stage startup Nirvanix as CEO. As a result, Zynga has appointed longtime employee Dorion Carroll as CIO of the company. Carroll joined Zynga in 2009 as CTO of the popular game “Mafia Wars.” He was later promoted to CTO of Zynga’s Shared Technology Group and in October 2011 made the CTO of Zynga’s mobile efforts. Before joining Zynga, Carroll was the VP of engineering at the blog search engine Technorati.
“We thank Debra for her leadership and contributions to Zynga over the past years and wish her luck in her future endeavors. Today, I am proud to announce that Dorion Carroll is moving into the role of Chief Information Officer effective immediately. Dorion is a 25-year engineering veteran with deep experience developing products and services as well as scaling teams from start-up phase to large companies. As one of our Zynga Fellows, Dorion has provided direction, leadership and management across numerous technology and products teams at Zynga over the past 3 years as well as being one of our most senior technology leaders. Our global network of players relies on the exceptional talent of our technology teams and the services they provide. We look forward to Dorion’s leadership to bring even more prioritization and focus to these teams.” – David Ko, Chief Operations Officer, Zynga