Revolving Door

  • LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott Named CTO at Microsoft

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 24, 2017 - 2:55 PM LinkedIn senior vice president of Infrastructure Kevin Scott was promoted to chief technology officer at parent company Microsoft. Microsoft announced its acquisition of the professional network last June, and the transaction officially closed last December. Scott will continue in his role…

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  • Snapchat Snaps Up Ex-Timehop CEO Jonathan Wegener

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:55 PM Jonathan Wegener, who left the CEO post at social photo application Timehop last week, hopped over to a product position at Snapchat. Snap Inc. and Wegener confirmed the move to Peter Kafka of Recode. Wegener addressed his departure from Timehop in a Facebook post (embedded below) Wednesday, but he…

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  • Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton Named Snap Inc. Chairman

    … Snapchat parent Snap Inc. reached into the Hollywood ranks to name a full-time chairman. Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton will leave the film, television and music giant in six months to become chairman at Snap Inc. When Sony was victimized by a major hacking attack in November 2014…

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  • Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe Steps Down; Will Lead PC VR Group

    … Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will relinquish the top job but stay on to lead the Facebook-owned virtual reality company’s PC VR group. Iribe said in a blog post that recent hire Jon Thomason will lead the mobile VR group at Oculus, and he, Thomason and Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will team up to find…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Brian Monahan Joins Pinterest as Head of Vertical Strategy

    … growth in verticals including consumer packaged goods, retail, entertainment, auto, technology and telecommunications, financial services, travel and quick-serve restaurants. He is based in Pinterest’s headquarters in San Francisco, reporting to head of partner marketing Cat Lee. Prior to Walmart.com, Monahan was the co-founder of media and events…

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  • Sales VP Richard Alfonsi Leaves Twitter for Stripe

    … By David Cohen on Dec. 2, 2016 - 5:45 PM Vice president of global online sales Richard Alfonsi is the latest high-level executive to depart Twitter. Alfonsi, who led the social network’s sales efforts for all but its largest advertisers, will become head of global revenue and growth at online payment processor Stripe, leading its sales…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 17 readers -
  • Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Founder Keith Coleman VP of Product

    … Twitter finally found a replacement for former head of consumer product Jeff Seibert, who vacated the position in June, but the social network had to acquire a company in the process. CEO Jack Dorsey announced via tweet that Twitter acquired startup application developer Yes, and that Yes founder Keith Coleman is the social network’s new vice…

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  • Twitter Dublin Managing Director Mark Little Steps Down

    … Mark Little, managing director of Twitter Dublin and vice president of media for Europe and Africa, is the latest Twitter executive to pass through the revolving door. Little told Ciara O’Brien of The Irish Times: For several months, Twitter has been considering changes to its media partnerships team, which I led in Europe. In October…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 19 readers -
  • London Calling, and Facebook Answers With 500 New Jobs

    … There will be no Brexit for Facebook, as the social network announced plans to boost its staff in London by 50 percent. Giles Turner of Bloomberg reported that the social network will increase its headcount in London to 1,500 from 1,000 as it moves to new headquarters in the city next year, adding that the U.K. is home to the company’s largest…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Twitter Shuffle: COO Adam Bain Out, CFO Anthony Noto Adds COO Role

    … The revolving door at Twitter has made its way to the top levels of management, as chief operating officer Adam Bain announced that he is stepping down to “explore opportunities outside of the company.” Chief financial officer Anthony Noto (pictured) will shift into the COO role at the social network, and Twitter said Noto will keep managing its…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 16 readers -
  • Yet Another Overseas Executive Departs Twitter

    … Twitter’s overseas operations took yet another hit, as managing director of Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and North Africa Parminder Singh is leaving the company. Earlier this week, vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly made a similar announcement. Singh announced his move…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 21 readers -
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