Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus is founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and our Executive Chairman since March 2016.

He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.

From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry.

From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999.

From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.

Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter and Facebook.

Pincus graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.