Revolving Door

    • 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 b ...

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    • Twitter Managing Director for China Kathy Chen Out After Eight Months

      It seems these days that eight months in Twitter’s executive ranks makes one a grizzled veteran. Kathy Chen, who joined the social network in April as managing director for China, became the latest exec to shuffle through the company’s revolving door. Chen announced her departure via tweet, naturally: 1/12 Hi everyone, I have some updates to share with you about Twitter's G ...

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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…

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Facebook Names Rachel Rubin Franklin Head of Social VR

    … Facebook turned to a leading game developer to fill its new role of head of its social virtual reality team, hiring Electronic Arts vice president Rachel Rubin Franklin. Chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer announced the hire in a post (embedded below), writing: Mark‘s (co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg) demo at the Oculus Connect keynote…

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  • Two More Execs Pass Through Twitter’s Revolving Door

    … Twitter’s revolving door shows no signs of slowing, and the most recent employees to pass through it were head of broadcast TV partnerships Andrew Adashek and North American Moments curation team lead Marcus Mabry. Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch reported that Mabry has joined CNN, while Adashek tweeted that he is “taking some time off…

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