King adds Silicon Valley Luminary and Octel Communications Founder, Robert Cohn, to its Board of Directors
– Cohn to add Silicon Valley voice and corporate guidance to the foremost cross-platform games company’s leadership team
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, April 11, 2013 – King, the leading cross-platform, bite-sized games company, today announces that it has added Silicon Valley and tech industry luminary Robert Cohn to its board of directors. Cohn’s appointment comes as the company enjoys tremendous growth. King’s games have taken the number one application and game slot on Facebook and top grossing app positions on iOS and Android, clocking over 12 billion gameplays per month across mobile, social and online.
“We are excited to have Bob join our board given his broad experience with public and private companies across the globe and the exceptional work he has done with his current and past portfolio of businesses,” said Riccardo Zacconi, co-founder and CEO of King.
Cohn joins King as a notable high tech entrepreneur, CEO, venture capitalist and board member. He started Octel Communications, the company that commercialized voice mail, and ran it for 15 years until it was purchased by Lucent Technologies, where he was an executive vice president. He also served as investing partner at Sequoia Capital and served on or chaired public and private boards from start-up to Fortune 500, including committee work on compensation and governance. Cohn was a governor of NASDAQ for three years.
“King has seen tremendous growth over the past couple years and has become one of the most prominent companies to impact the games industry today,” said Cohn. “I’m impressed with the team, the company’s culture, the stellar business model and the exciting challenges ahead. I look forward to serving on King’s board.”
King is the world leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, with more than 12 billion gameplays per month globally. King offers 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through mobile, Facebook and the website www.king.com. The company has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.