Last week was not a good one for the imaginary farm/mafia/faux-Scrabble™ merchants at Zynga. After their much ballyhooed CFO Dave Wehner jumped ship for Facebook, its Treasurer, Mike Gupta, decided that he'd found greener pastures at Twitter:
Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Treasurer Mike Gupta is departing to take a similar role at Twitter Inc. as the largest maker of games played on social networks struggles to retain top managers amid slowing growth. Gupta, a former Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) executive who joined Zynga in 2011, has been named Twitter’s vice president of corporate finance and treasurer, San Francisco-based Twitter said in an e- mailed statement.
Zynga Treasurer Mike Gupta Leaves for Finance Job at Twitter [Bloomberg via Francine McKenna]