Riccardo Zacconi co-founded King Digital Entertainment plc and has been its Chief Executive Officer since March 2003. Mr. Zacconi co-founded Midasplayer.com Ltd. in 2003 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the online and consumer industry. He served as Vice President of European Sales and Marketing at uDate.com Ltd., an online dating service, until it was acquired by InterActive Corporation in 2002. From 2001 to 2002, he served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital Partners, London.
From 1999 to 2001, he served as Managing Director of Spray Network GmbH. From 1993 to 1999, he served as Project Manager and Qualified Case Leader of The Boston Consulting Group, Munich. From 1991 to 1993, served as an Associate and consultant of L.E.K. Partnership, London, Munich. He has been a Director of King Digital Entertainment Plc since March 2003. Mr. Zacconi received degree in Business Administration from LUISS University, Rome (Italy) from 1986 to 1991 and also holds a B.A. in Economics from LUISS University, Italy.
King Digital Entertainment plc, is a casual-social games company, and the largest game developer on Facebook. King develops games for the web, for mobile (both iOS and Android), and for Facebook. King is led by Riccardo Zacconi, who has served in that role since co-founding the company in 2003. Founding partner Melvyn Morris serves as chairman. The company has 665 employees and parcels development out to small, autonomous teams of designers working with a “startup” mentality. In 2013, it spent $110.5 million on research and development, roughly 6 percent of sales.
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