Zynga CIO leaves to run enterprise cloud storage company Nirvanix

Summary:The revolving door at Zynga continues as the CIO leaves to run enterprise cloud storage company Nirvanix.

Zynga's chief information officer Debra Chrapaty is reportedly jumping ship for a higher role at another company.

Chrapaty is moving over to enterprise cloud storage business Nirvanix, where she will be promoted to chief executive officer and executive chairwoman of the board, according to AllThingsD.

For reference, Nirvanix is a San Diego-based private company producing enterprise-class cloud storage services with a particular emphasis on preventing (or at least reducing) downtimes. 

So far, Nirvanix has raised approximately $70 million in venture capital with help from Silicon Valley VC heavyweights such as Khosla Ventures, Intel Capital, Valhalla Partners, Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures.

It's a bit of a switch from the social gaming site, but not so much for Chrapaty when you take a look at her resume.

Described by some reports as an "infrastructure expert," Chrapaty has previously served as senior vice president of Cisco's collaboration software group as well as president and chief operating officer at E-Trade Financial.

Chrapaty will be replacing Dru Borden, who joined Nirvanix in 2012 as chief strategy officer and was then quickly promoted to the CEO gig.

There aren't many details available about why Borden is stepping down, but AllThingsD noted he'll be remaining with Nirvanix as a director and senior vice president.

But for Zynga, Chrapaty's departure marks yet another C-level executive walking away from the company since its disappointing IPO at the end of 2011.

Topics: CXO, Cloud, Social Enterprise, Storage


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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