Twitter loses four executives
It’s been confirmed that four of Twitter’s executive team have left the company.
Following internet reports of a clearout over the weekend, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed that he has lost four key members of his executive team. VP of media Katie Stanton, VP of product Kevin Weil, VP of engineering Alex Roetter, and VP of human resources Brian Schipper have all left.
Dorsey tweeted that he was hoping to break the news later in the week, after he had spoken to his Twitter employees about the matter. Given the “inaccurate press rumours” surrounding the departures, however, Dorsey felt obliged to “set the record straight”.
According to Dorsey, the four executives weren’t fired, but rather “chose to leave”. He outlined how each had contributed to the company, and said that all would be taking some “well-deserved time off”.
Dorsey revealed that Twitter COO Adam Bain and CTO Adam Messinger would be taking on additional responsibilities to cover some of the departures.
Meanwhile Jason Toff, the head of Twitter’s stand-alone video app Vine, also announced his departure on Sunday. He will apparently be going to work on VR at Google.
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It’s been a rough time for Twitter. With the site running at a $300 million loss and user growth stagnating, October saw co-founder Jack Dorsey brought back in as CEO to steady the ship.
Later that very month saw Twitter laying off 336 members of staff, or 8 percent of the company’s workforce.