Twitter losing design and engineering leaders in restructure under new CEO
Twitter’s new CEO is overhauling the firm, which includes the removal of two key employees. Twitter is reorganizing its Consumer, Revenue, and Core Tech divisions under individual executives, according to a regulatory document, in order to “achieve improved accountability, speed, and operational efficiency.” These three teams will be led by Kayvon Beykpour, Bruce Falck, and Nick Caldwell.
Twitter’s engineering lead, Michael Montano, and design and research lead, Dantley Davis, will both be departing their posts at the end of the year as part of the shift.
Davis was described as “the first Black executive to report to the CEO since Twitter went public” in a Fast Company story published in September. He joined the firm in 2019 to assist make major changes to the company’s culture in order to break the cycle of stagnation, according to The New York Times.
“Dantley joining this business is one of the most crucial inflection points I feel we’ve had,” said Beykpour, Twitter’s head of consumer product, according to Fast Company.
Davis later tweeted that he was “proud to have been a part of the experience” at the firm on Friday.
This is the company’s second major overhaul in as many weeks. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced his departure from the firm on Monday, leaving then-CTO Parag Agrawal in charge.
The change is intended to speed up Twitter’s decision-making process, according to the firm. Twitter spokesperson Laura Alexander told Ethio Tech, “Parag is focused on operational excellence and positioning Twitter up to accomplish its goals; these modifications were made with that in mind.”
Update December 3rd, 3:38PM ET: Added comment from a Twitter spokesperson.
Update December 3rd, 4:58PM ET: Added tweet from Dantley Davis.