Former Zynga GM Jonathan Flesher joins Betable team

Real money gaming platform Betable today announced it had hired Jonathan Flesher as its new Executive Vice President of Business Development.

Flesher comes to Betable most recently from Zynga, where he was the company’s Vice President and General Manager of Business Development. Prior to Zynga, Flesher worked at companies like JP Morgan, Electronic Arts (where he served as Senior Director of Business Development) and private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Flesher’s LinkedIn account shows he left Zynga in November 2012, part of the ongoing high-profile series of departures the casual gaming giant’s seen over the past couple of months.

Since Betable came out of stealth in July 2012, the company’s generated a great deal of interest from the development community because of the extra potential revenue stream its API represents. As a result, we’re told several thousand characters have signed up to take part in Betable’s private beta program, but Betable’s announced partnerships with Slingo, Digital Chocolate, SGN, Murka, and Big Fish. Although Betable is based in San Francisco, its servers are in the United Kingdom, which allows the API to add real money gaming to titles in any country that allow online gambling.

Betable hasn’t revealed how many games are using its API, but we’re told the early results are exceeding the company’s expectations.

Social Media 101

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Get hands-on social media training for beginners! Starting November 10, hear from our expert speakers on the  best practices for getting set up on the major social media platforms, how to create meaningful content, and engage with your audience across sites. Register now!


Leave a Reply

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside social games?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Director of Communications

Coin Center
Washington, DC

Marketing Manager (US)

New York, NY

Media Director

Bailey Lauerman
Omaha, NE

Media Coordinator

Douglas Gould and Company (Media Coordinator)
New York, NY

Communications & Digital Specialist

New York, NY

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us