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Twitter loses four key execs in major exodus

by Jacob Kleinman | January 25, 2016January 25, 2016 9:00 am PDT

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced four big departures at midnight last night, following multiple reports over the weekend. The company has struggled to hold onto its top executives in the past, but this is the first round of major resignations since Dorsey returned as permanent CEO last year.

In a late-night tweet, Dorsey revealed that Twitter is losing its head of media, product chief, engineering chief and human resources chief. All four are apparently “taking some well-deserved time off,” according to the CEO.

While Twitter searches for replacements, several of the company’s remaining execs will step up to carry the load. Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain, who was reportedly considered for the CEO position last year, will temporarily take over revenue-related products, the media team and HR. Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger will also expand his responsibilities, mostly focusing on the on the consumer-facing side of the company.

Twitter is still struggling to prove it can compete with Facebook. Under Dorsey, the company has already rolled out a few new features designed to drive user growth. It may be hard to continue to do that with several key execs jumping ship.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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