Twitter Engineering, Analytics Executives Leave in ReshuffleSarah Frier
Twitter Inc. is losing a top engineering executive and an analytics manager, adding to the personnel changes at the microblogging service.
Jeremy Gordon, vice president of consumer product engineering, said on Twitter that he is leaving the San Francisco-based company. Gordon, who joined Twitter two years ago, reported to head of engineering Alex Roetter. Roetter replaced Christopher Fry as engineering head earlier this year.
Adam Kinney, a senior manager in charge of analytics, is also leaving the company, according to Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman. Prosser declined to elaborate.
Twitter has cycled through several top executives this year, replacing its chief financial officer and head of consumer product, as well as ousting its chief operating officer. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo has struggled with slowing user growth and continued losses, even as the company’s revenues have risen. Costolo has called for the engineering and product teams to work faster to release new products, as the company works to build its user base and expand its tools for advertisers.
Earlier this week, Twitter’s stock plunged after the company reported user growth rose 23 percent in the third quarter, down from 24 percent in the prior period.
CNBC earlier reported the departures.
Costolo said in an interview this week that Roetter has been instrumental in helping the company work on schedule, meeting every deadline for Twitter’s Flight conference, where new developer tools were released this month.
“As the company grows and you go through these changes, the team is going to evolve,” Costolo said on Oct. 27 about the company’s management changes. “Alex has brought in a number of other great engineering leaders to the organization.”
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