Riccardo Zacconi is the CEO and co-founder for leading provider of casual social games company, King.com. With nearly 200 games and over one billion games played per month, King.com has a proven track record of developing successful social, competitive and pastime experiences to millions of people across the globe. The company has been profitable since 2005, with investments from Apax and Index Ventures. As CEO, Zacconi leads the overall strategic direction of King.com, establishing the company with influential team members from his previous roles and ventures.
Prior to forming King.com, Zacconi was vice president of sales and marketing for the successful dating service, Udate.com, which was bought by InterActive Corporation (IAC) for $150M; he was entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital; and CEO for online portal, Spray Network, whose parent company sold to Lycos for $760M. Zacconi also worked in strategy consulting for over eight years, primarily for the Boston Consulting Group in Germany.