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Former OMGPop exec latest to leave Zynga in high profile exodus

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Kriegel was in charge of turning Draw Something into a television show, t-shirts and toys.

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Wilson Kriegel, former chief revenue officer of Draw Something developer OMGPop, has left Zynga, where he worked on business development, according to VentureBeat.

Wilson Kriegel, former chief revenue officer of Draw Something developer OMGPop, has left Zynga, where he worked on business development, according to VentureBeat.

Zynga has not commented on the report.

Kiegel moved over to Zynga when the company bought OMGPop earlier this year for an estimated $180 million. The purchase handed Zynga rights to the popular sketch-and-guess game Draw Something. Kriegel was charged with developing new partnerships for Zynga brands, including Draw Something. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was working on an upcoming television show and licensing deals for clothing and toys, all linked to the drawing game.

Kriegel is the latest among a slew of high-profile employees to leave Zynga, seemingly in the wake of a weak earnings report. Just last week, Zynga's chief technical officer of infrastructure Allan Leinwand left the company. Mike Verdu, Zynga's chief creative officer, left in August as did Zynga chief operating officer John Schappert.

Yesterday, the company announced that they acquired developer A Bit Lucky and hired John Tobias, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat. There are also rumblings that the company is preparing for another major acquisition in the coming weeks.

We've reached out to Zynga for comment and will update this story when they respond.