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Three of Facebook’s Execs Jump Ship

Three of Facebook's Execs Jump Ship

Three of Facebook’s executives have decided to leave their positions within the social network. The director of platform partnerships, Ethan Beard, the platform marketing manager director Katie Mitic and Facebook’s mobile platform marketing manager Jonathan Matus all announced their departures on Wednesday.

“I’ve had the pleasure of shipping some amazingly disruptive products with some of the most brilliant, hard working people in Tech,” Matus said on his Facebook page. “I’m exceptionally proud of the momentum we’ve built in a little over a year and the value we are delivering to mobile developers every day.”

The moves are particularly noteworthy as Facebook continues to struggle to prove how it can increase its revenue and profit. The company faced criticism after its botched initial public offering and there has been worry around how the social network will manage to increase its mobile ad revenue. Matus no doubt had a hand in part of the company’s future plans in that arena.

AllThingsD notes that these are the latest departures from Facebook – the company’s chief technology officer left in July, the same month that its Open Graph product manager also left, and its PR director departed in May. Mitic said she will work on her own startup, just like Facebook’s former CTO, but it’s unclear what the other two have planned for the future.

[via AllThingsD]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...