So executive departure has probably become a thing now in Twitter. Moments before the company announced its second quarter’s earnings under new interim CEO Jack Dorsey, two key executives of the company – Todd Jackson and Christian Oestline from its Growth department have announced their departure.
Todd Jackson – Director of product management, and Christian Oestline – Vice President of growth, are both leaving Twitter in pursuit of executive positions at other companies. Todd Jackson is joining Dropbox and will lead business products and consumer growth while Christian Oestline is now joining Google’s YouTube.
Todd joined the company about an year ago, in 2014, when Twitter acquired his own company – Cover, which offered an android “smart” lockscreen application which lets users customize the apps on the lockscreen. Oestline had worked for Twitter for more than two years.
The company is undergoing massive changes as it continues to try out ways to bring users on its platform. Thus, the company is overhauling both the product and the growth departments.
The timing of the departure of the two top-level executive is very crucial. Recently Dick Costolo stepped down from his position as CEO of Twitter, followed by the departure of its Head of Comms., Gabriel Stricker. This is the third major departure in a span of less than one month.
Twitter ended its Q2 with approx. 316 million monthly active users worldwide, up a paltry 15 percent year-over-year.