The embattled Twitter has been dealt another two blows. Adam Messinger, the company’s chief technology office for four years, tweeted this week that he is departing to “take some time off.”
After 5 years I’ve decided to leave Twitter and take some time off. Grateful to @jack for the opportunity and to my team for shipping.
— Adam Messinger (@adam_messinger) December 20, 2016
Meanwhile, Twitter’s vice president of product, Josh McFarland, is leaving Twitter to join Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture firm. He previously worked at Google as a product manager.
Twitter has now lost a total of eight executives this year—a year of stagnant growth and CEO controversy and failed mergers that leaves the company more than a little confused about how to recover, how to proceed. Twitter laid off 9% of its staff in October.
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