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Carl SchmidtSenior Director of External DevelopmentZynga

Carl got his start in games in 1994. His career has led him down many paths including art, design, marketing, entrepreneurship and outsource management. Carl has worked at small and large companies alike from a buyer and a service provider perspective, most notably Michael Crichton’s Timeline Entertainment, Nvidia, Electronic Arts and his current role as Senior Director of External Development at Zynga. In this Business Operations role, he has built a worldwide organization which facilitates all of Zynga’s external development and partner relations involving Art, Engineering, Audio, UI/UX, Co-Dev, QA, Localization/LQA, Narrative, UA and Marketing/Publishing. In addition, Carl coordinates and facilitates M&A integrations for Zynga and it's subsidiaries.

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