Twitter’s new chief executive officer, Parag Agarwalsaid on Friday that it would reorganize the top leadership at the company and that two key executives would depart.
It was the first sign of a change in leadership under Mr Agarwal, who took the reins on Monday after the social media company’s co-founder and CEO. Jack Dorsey announces his resignation,
Twitter was under pressure from investors to introduce new products more quickly and add to its revenue, and Mr. Agarwal said in an email to Twitter employees that the leadership changes were designed to accelerate Twitter’s momentum.
Twitter’s Head of Engineering Michael Montano and its Head of Design and Research, dantley davisWill leave by the end of the year. Mr Davis had supported a culture change on Twitter that motivated employees to perform higher and was criticized by some employees as bullying.
Twitter confirmed executive departure in a regulatory filing on Friday.
Mr. Davis has been instrumental in the behind-the-scenes effort over the past two years to recreate the culture of Twitter. but He repeatedly clashed with employees Because of his cool style. His treatment of workers was also the subject of multiple investigations by Twitter’s employee relations department and Mr. Dorsey’s complaints that too many people were leaving.
According to regulatory filings, Mr. Davis and Mr. Montano will continue to be advisors to Twitter through the first quarter of 2022.
Mr Dorsey, Mr Davis and Mr Montano aren’t the only executives who have recently announced plans to leave Twitter. The company’s head of people, Jennifer Christie, also announced she would leave by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the announcement, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Product and engineering teams within Twitter will be consolidated under three executives, a Twitter spokesperson said.
Kayvon Beykpour will manage all consumer products, including the design and research for those products. Bruce Falk will oversee revenue products, including designers and researchers. And Nick Caldwell will manage the technical infrastructure on which Twitter runs, overseeing data science and back-end engineering.
Twitter announced in February that it aims to double revenue and add 123 million more active users by 2023, and the company hopes that consolidating Twitter’s teams under a handful of leaders will allow it to accelerate its plans. It will help in execution, a spokesperson said.