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Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Another Top Exec–Mike Gupta–to Zynga

Published on May 26, 2011
by Kara Swisher

Zynga has nabbed another top exec from Yahoo–this time, Mike Gupta, one of its key strategy and corporate finance execs, sources say.

He will have a similar role at Zynga, in charge of areas such as investor relations. As I reported earlier this week, the online gaming company is poised to file for an IPO, which is expected to value the company at upwards of $20 billion.

Gupta, who has held a number of jobs at Yahoo over many years, played an important part in Yahoo’s search and online partnership deal with Microsoft.

Previously, Zynga hired Yahoo’s M&A head, Taylor Barada.

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