Twitter’s chief technology officer stepping down

Another high-ranking executive is stepping down from Twitter, leaving another vacancy at the top.

On Tuesday, Twitter Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger tweeted that he decided to leave the company and take some time off. Messinger didn’t say where he was headed next.

Twitter, which has struggled to attract new users and meet Wall Street’s expectations, has seen a number of executive departures since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to run the company last year.

Josh McFarland, a vice president of product, also tweeted on Tuesday that he was leaving the company to join venture-capital firm Greylock Partners as a general partner. McFarland joined Twitter in 2015 after it acquired TellApart, a marketing tech company that McFarland co-founded and led.

Last month, Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain said he was stepping down after six years at the helm. Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer, took over Bain’s job. The company is searching for a new CFO.

Twitter said it has been making progress on its efforts to attract more users.

“We’ve shown our strategy is having a direct and positive impact on our audience growth and engagement, and we’re executing better and faster every day. I’ll be working even closer with our engineering and design teams to ensure we continue to be the fastest and best service to show what’s happening in the world,” Dorsey said in a statement.

In October, the company announced it was laying off about 9 percent of its global workforce, or an estimated 350 employees.

Photo: The Twitter building is photographed Dec. 14, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)


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