Twitter CEO confirms departures

Update: Jack Dorsey tweets resignation of four Twitter executives

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Twitter CEO confirms departures Dorsey announces executive departures, calling them ‘phenomenal people’ (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  January 25, 2016

Jack Dorsey responded to news about ‘pressured departures' today by tweeting a statement confirming Twitter's executive reshuffle yet emphasising their commitment to the company.

He confirmed that senior vice-president of engineering Alex Roetter, vice-president of global media Katie Jacobs Stanton, senior vice-president of product Kevin Weil and, not previously mentioned, HR vice-president Skip Schipper, will be leaving Twitter.

Dorsey's Twitter statement highlighted their contribution to the company as it moved from ‘near zero revenue to the over-$2bn run rate is it today'.

He said: "I'm sad to announce that Alex Roetter, Skip Schipper, Katie Stanton and Kevin Weil have chosen to leave the company. Alex and Kevin, both here over five years, scaled the ads product and engineering teams. [They] have run all of product and engineering together for the last 18 months, helping to drive an increased pace of execution.

"Katie, also here over five years, has grown a global team that brings the world's best, most engaging, and most powerful content onto our services." He added Schipper ‘played a key role scaling our HR functions...globally'.  

He rounded off with: "I'm personally grateful to each of them for everything they've contributed to Twitter and our purpose in the world. They are phenomenal people!"  

The CEO also attempted to reassure staff and investors about Twitter's stability and mentioned chief operating officer Adam Bain would take on additional responsibilities, such as ‘revenue-related product teams' media and HR. Plus chief technology officer Adam Messinger will head up engineering, consumer product, design and research, user services and Twitter mobile development platform Fabric. The two will be partnering ‘day and night' to manage Twitter's development.

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