EA COO Leaves for Zynga

John Schappert has parted ways with Electronic Arts, where he served as COO, to join social gaming giant Zynga, reports Reuters. Here's word on what could be interpreted as a sign of the times: "Zynga, which has enjoyed explosive growth with games such as FarmVille and CityVille, is gaining an executive with deep experience in leading a publicly traded video game company, which could help it gear up for an initial public offering, analysts said. A regulatory filing released on Tuesday showed Schappert resigned from EA on Monday. He had worked at the video game publisher for 22 months, and before that at Microsoft Corp for two years." Thanks Develop.