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New departure from Zynga: Omgpop’s chief revenue officer (exclusive)

Joining the exodus of executives who have left Zynga recently, Wilson Kriegel, the former chief revenue officer of Omgpop, has left the company, GamesBeat has learned.

Kriegel was part of the company that Zynga bought earlier this year for at least $180 million, after Omgpop’s Draw Something game scored big with more than 35 million users. (The game now has more than 90 million installs.) At Zynga, Kriegel was in charge of making Draw Something into a “global juggernaut.” He is otherwise focused on the driving of ad revenues, distribution of mobile games, and monetization partnerships at Zynga Mobile.

Kriegel joins a large contingent of Zynga executives who have left the company in the wake of a weak earnings report. Among those who have left are chief operating officer John Schappert, chief marketing officer John Karp, chief creative officer Mike Verdu, infrastructure chief technology officer Allan Leinwand, and general managers Eric Bethke, Jeremy Stauser, Ya-Bing Chu, and Alan Patmore.

New York-based Omgpop was founded six years ago and initially focused on web-based gaming. The company’s focus later shifted to Facebook games and is now on mobile games. Zynga hasn’t commented yet.

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