Messinger did not reveal his future plans, saying in a tweet that he will “take some time off.” He had been with Twitter since 2011.
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
McFarland joined Twitter when it acquired his ad technology startup, TellApart, in April 2015.
— Josh McFarland (@crazyfoo) December 20, 2016
Greylock added in an announcement that McFarland will join the firm in the first quarter of 2017, saying of his appointment:
From his work at TellApart, Twitter and Google, he has personally experienced the stages of building an enduring business– from pre-product market fit, through early scaling, through growth stage, through operating inside of a mature, public company. He has grown from a product manager who oversaw teams of four or five people early in his career at Google to a founder and CEO and operating executive leading teams of 400 to 500 people. He’s a product person first, and he worked hard to master the sales and marketing side of the business. He’s an entrepreneur who also evolved to be an excellent operational leader.
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