Twitter Demotes Product Chief (After Just 6 Months on the Job)

Twitter Demotes Product Chief (After Just 6 Months on the Job)

Twitter is replacing its head of product, Daniel Graf, just six months after his highly publicised move from Google.

Graf isn’t leaving – he’s being demoted at Twitter. He’ll retain his title as vice president of product but will focus on different initiatives, starting with geolocation features.

Graf had previously cited improving Twitter search as a top priority for 2015. Whether that will remain part of his overall remit is unclear.

His replacement will Kevin Weil, formerly product manager for Twitter’s advertiser-facing data products. Weil will now be overall VP of product and revenue at Twitter.

The news follows the departures of engineering VP Jeremy Gordon and analytics data manager Adam Kinney earlier this week.

Twitter’s stock settled down $0.28 at $41.80 yesterday, and has now fallen almost 25 percent since closing at $55.42 on October 8th.