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Twitter Loses Design and Engineering Leaders in Restructuring Under New CEO


Twitter’s new CEO is reorganizing the company, with the removal of two senior executives as part of the reshuffle. A regulatory document explains that Twitter is restructuring its Consumer, Revenue and Core Tech divisions under the direction of individual leaders with the aim of “driving accountability, speed and operational efficiency.” Kayvon Beykpour, Bruce Falck and Nick Caldwell will lead these three teams.

As part of the change, Twitter’s chief engineering officer, Michael Montano, and his head of design and research, Dantley Davis, will be stepping down at the end of the year.

A Fast business Davis’ profile, released in September, describes him as “the first black executive to report to the CEO since Twitter went public.” According to The New York Times, he joined the company in 2019 to help make big changes to the corporate culture in an attempt to address the stagnation. Some employees reportedly found the changes he made unpleasant, saying they weren’t used to being asked to criticize themselves.

Beykpour, head of consumer products at Twitter, was quoted by Fast business saying that “Dantley’s entry into this business is one of the most important inflection points we’ve had. “

This reshuffle will be the second big change in the business this week. On Monday, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down from the company, leaving then CTO Parag Agrawal in charge.

Twitter said the reorganization was aimed at speeding up the company’s decision-making. “Parag is focused on operational excellence and building Twitter to achieve its goals; these changes were made with that in mind, ”said Laura Alexander, spokesperson for Twitter. The edge.

Update December 3 at 3:38 p.m. ET: Added a comment from a Twitter spokesperson.



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