Zynga’s Latest Hire: Julie Shumaker as VP of North American Sales

Zynga has hired another executive to help run its fast-growing company. This time it’s Julie Shumaker, who will join as VP of North American Sales. Previously, Shumaker was at RockYou, where she was SVP and GM of the game company’s developer and advertising network media sales. Prior to that, she worked at 4Info as the SVP of Sales and Marketing. She will report to Zynga Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Jeff Karp.

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