It seems senior level management at Twitter is facing some turbulence with two of its vice presidents leaving the company. Sources report that Celia Poon, VP of Finance and a four year veteran at Twitter is leaving along with the VP of Live Video Engineering, Jeremy Rishel. The exit news was announced last week through internal sources at Twitter; however, Poon will be sticking around until August 2017.
Let’s take a quick look into the two Twitter employees who have decided to move on and their replacements.
Celia Poon served Twitter for more than 4 years and reported directly to COO Anthony Noto who was earlier the CFO. When Noto took over the reigns of COO, Poon delved into the financial aspects of the social networking giant. Her passion and dedication got some people talking about her becoming a potential CFO. Instead, she is transitioning out of the firm. Once Poon departs, she will be replaced by the VP of Corporate Finance, David Aufderhaar.
Jeremy Rishel also joined Twitter in 2013 at a time when the company had just acquired Bluefin Labs, a social analytics company. He reported directly to the CEO of Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour. Rishel wore many hats involved in engineering, but he did commendable work in his most recent role — running the engineering for live video products at Twitter.
These two exits are noticeable because to date the company has not been able to find a replacement for Anthony Noto who is performing a dual role. In the age of video, live video engineering is a critical product for the company’s bottomline.
How will these exits impact the overall functioning of Twitter? Or will it? Only time will tell.
It’s not just about exits either. The company has been in the news for recent hires too. Former Bloomberg Executive, Todd Swidler, joined Twitter to take charge of live video partnerships in May. Bruce Falck was hired to manage the company’s diverse advertising product portfolio.
Anirudh M. for TechFunnel.com