Two Executive Hires at Zynga

Large social game Zynga is announcing this morning that two new executives are joining the company.

Scott Derringer is joining Zynga as vice president of product management from Yahoo! Inc., where he served as senior director of product management. Derringer will be responsible for developing online games and will report to CEO Mark Pincus. At Yahoo!, he played a key role in developing the company’s community strategy and overhauling Yahoo! Groups

Hugh de Loayza is joining as vice president of business development and will be responsible for developer relations, mergers and acquisitions and licensing opportunities. He will report to Andrew Trader, executive vice president of sales and business development. De Loayza is a games industry veteran having served as senior director of business development for Oberon Media building partnerships with EA/POGO, United Online, Verizon, ATT, Hewlett Packard and Hasbro.