Riccardo Zacconi serves as Chief Executive Officer of King. Riccardo co-founded King in 2003 and the company has since developed more than 200 titles, including hit mobile game franchise, Candy Crush. It has 285 million monthly active users as of first quarter 2018 across mobile, social and web platforms. King went public on the NYSE in 2014 and in 2016 was acquired by Activision Blizzard. Before King, Riccardo worked at a number of different start-ups such as uDate.com [udate.com] Ltd. and Spray Network GmbH. He was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital Partners. Prior to working in the digital space, he worked in strategy consulting at The Boston Consulting Group and L.E.K. Consulting. Riccardo studied Economics at LUISS University.