Facebook Loses Head of Product Matt Kelly

Facebook’s executive ranks took a hit last week, as head of product Matt Kelly announced that he is leaving the company.

Facebook’s executive ranks took a hit last week, as head of product Matt Kelly announced that he is leaving the company.

Kelly made the announcement in a post to friends and family, which was shared by TechCrunch:

After six incredible years at Facebook, it’s time for something new. I’m sad to be leaving, but very excited to plot my next adventure.

I’m fortunate to have been surrounded by the most talented product and business leaders that I’ve ever met. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined and grateful for my relationships with everyone here.

From surprisingly landing a role on platform via IRC to having the opportunity to lead the growth product team, I’m proud of all of our accomplishments. I’m confident in the teams we have in place on growth and thrilled for the world to see all of the amazing things these teams have coming.

This is a phenomenal place and I feel lucky to have been a part of it. I’ll continue to cheer you on from the outside!

Kelly also told TechCrunch he plans to travel and see friends and family, with a goal of re-entering the startup world later.

Kelly joined Facebook in 2009, according to TechCrunch, working on its mobile platform, its HTML5 strategy and notifications.

Photo courtesy of Matt Kelly’s Facebook page.