As Elon Musk tweets poo emojis to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, it looks like some of the platform’s executives are ready to move on.
According to a Bloomberg report, three senior employees are voluntarily leaving the company: Ilya Brown, vice president of product management for health, conversation and growth; Katrina Lane, vice president of the Twitter service; and Max Schmeiser, Head of Data Science. Per LinkedIn, Lane and Schmeiser had worked at Twitter for about one and two years respectively, while Brown had been with the company for six years.
Twitter confirmed these departures.
“We continue to be focused on providing the best possible experience for Twitter users. We can confirm that they will be leaving Twitter for new opportunities. We are grateful for all of their hard work and leadership,” a doorman said. —words to TechCrunch.
There’s been a lot of shuffling at the top tier of Twitter in recent weeks, and not just because of Musk’s indecision over his potential $44 billion buyout. Just last week, Agrawal ousted two key executives: revenue product manager Bruce Falck and product manager Kayvon Beykpour, who was on parental leave at the time. Beykpour said that Agrawal, who has been CEO for less than six months, asked him to leave because he wants to “take the team in a different direction”.
Musk said if he acquires Twitter he would install a new CEO, meaning Agrawal’s days in that role are numbered.
“Some have asked why a ‘lame’ CEO would make these changes if we got bought out anyway,” Agrawal wrote on Twitter. “While I expect the deal to be completed, we must be prepared for all scenarios and always do what is right for Twitter. I am responsible for the direction and operation of Twitter, and our job is to build a stronger Twitter every day.
At this point, Musk is dragging his feet on his acquisition of Twitter, saying the deal is “pending” over the issue of spam bots.