David Ko is the head of mobile operations at Zynga.
He most recently served as senior vice president of Yahoo!'s Audience, Mobile and Local businesses.
Prior to this role, Ko led all aspects of Yahoo!'s mobile business globally, including strategy, product and monetization.
Ko, a Yahoo! veteran, joined the company in April 2000, has held various leadership roles within the organization. He was a key contributor to the distribution strategy of Yahoo! products such as Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger and other services.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ko served as a senior associate for Equity Capital Markets at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was responsible for identifying, executing and closing deals in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Before joining the Equity Capital Markets group, he was a financial analyst for the Investment Banking Division in Global Energy.
Ko is a graduate of New York University, Stern School of Business. He lives in Palo Alto, California with his family and enjoys reading tech blogs, photography and playing golf on the weekends.
President and COO
President & COO
Head of mobile operations
Oct 4, 2010 - Current (almost 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
MBA, School of Business
|Aug 24, 2016||Business Wire - NYU Stern School of Business Alumnus David Ko and Wife Jennifer Ko Give $1 Million to the School to Create Summer Immersion Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs|
|Feb 3, 2015||Re/code - Former Zynga Executive David Ko Thinks He Can Turn Health Care Into a Game -- And Win|
|Jan 26, 2015||Re/code - Yahoo Was the GE of the Internet|
|Aug 13, 2013||Ars Technica - New Zynga CEO cleans house, three executives leave the company|
|Aug 13, 2013||ZD Net - Zynga COO, CTO among those reportedly departing the company|
|Aug 13, 2013||CNet - Zynga COO David Ko said to be resigning in exec shake-up - CNET|
|Aug 13, 2013||TechCrunch - What Zynga’s Management Shake-Up Under New CEO Mattrick Means|
|Jul 25, 2013||CNet - New Zynga CEO plans to take Candy Crush's sweet spot - CNET|