Twitter Sees Senior Level Exit From Communication Team

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 05, 2016


Jim Prosser, Twitter’s head of corporate, revenue and policy communications, has quit the company, is the news that comes only a week after Twitter’s Vice President, Communications, Natalie Kerris stepped down within six months of her appointment. Earlier this month, Twitter’s head of product communications Rachel Delphin had left the company.

This is yet another blow to the micro-blogging site as Prosser’s is the third consecutive employee exit in a single month from Twitter’s Communication team.

Prosser is taking over as VP of Communications and Policy at SoFi, a five-year-old loan and financing startup in San Francisco, he said on Twitter. Prosser’s last day in Twitter is August 5 and at SoFi he will report to COO and former Pinterest executive Joanne Bradford.

“The relationship between people and finance is changing in big ways, and it’s going to change even more radically over the next five to ten years,” Prosser said in a statement reported by Recode. “SoFi is at the front of that trend because they’re not just bringing technology to bear, but emphasizing and building connections between people” he said. 

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The 10-year-old Twitter is facing stalled user growth and intense competition for quite some time now. The company is going through a major overhaul under CEO Jack Dorsey as many top-notch executives have stepped down in the recent months.

For instance, Kerris joined Twitter in February this year. At that time the company had to prove to investors and the rest of the world that it could be a strong, growing independent network, reports TechCrunch. “During her time leading communications at Twitter, Natalie helped us share the Twitter story with the world. We are grateful for her energy and enthusiasm and the impact she’s had, even in this short time. We wish her all the best,” the company said, even thoughKerris hasn’t commented on the reason for her departure or where she’s headed next.

Twitter CMO Leslie Bernard will reportedly take over the duties of leading communication activities.

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While the communication team is seeing a spate of high level exits, Twitter is on a hiring spree. The company recently appointed Bret Taylor — former chief technology officer at Facebook and an ex-Google employee who helped build Google Maps on its board.

Since Jack Dorsey taking over as Twitter CEO, the company hired several new board members like British internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, Pepsi CFO Hugh Johnston and BET CEO Debra Lee.