Top Twitter executives to leave company in reshuffle

SAN FRANCISCO: Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, which is also adding a new chief marketing officer and two board members, a source said, outlining the biggest leadership changes since Jack Dorsey returned as chief executive, calling for “bold rethinking”.

Media head Katie Jacobs Stanton, product head Kevin Weil, and the head of the engineering division, Alex Roetter, will all leave the company, the source familiar with the matter said.

Business development leader Jana Messerschmidt may also depart.

On Sunday night, Jason Toff, who heads Twitter’s video streaming service, Vine, tweeted that he was leaving Twitter to join Google to work on virtual reality.

Some of the executives are departing under pressure and others decided on their own to leave the company, the person said. Twitter has been struggling to muster growth to please Wall Street.

Twitter plans to announce executive changes, including the recruitment of a new chief marketing officer, according to the source. The company will announce the two new board members soon, the person said. The company declined to comment on Sunday.

Weil, Stanton and Roetter are among the highest-level departures in recent months, but several executives have left Twitter since co-founder Dorsey stepped in as interim CEO in July. He has since been named Twitter CEO.

Dorsey has yet to lay out a detailed plan of what he wants Twitter to do differently. – Reuters

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