Sippey, who was previously at Six Apart, will assist COO Ali Rowghani to find a new VP of Product at Twitter, and will operate into an advisory role during this transition.
Today I'm transitioning into an advisory role at Twitter. It's been an amazing couple of years: http://t.co/jPpZ6fOyBh
— Michael Sippey (@sippey) January 17, 2014
Sippey detailed his reasons for leaving in a full email to Twitter which can be seen below.
2013 was a fantastic year for Twitter. You all should be very proud of the great work we did.
As we head into 2014, I’ve had a chance to reflect on what’s important to me and what I love to do. I’ve spent most of my career working at startups, helping them scale and having a direct hand on the product. Over the past few weeks I’ve talked with Dick and Ali about what I want next in my career, and what Twitter needs at this stage of its life. And I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on.
Starting today I’m transitioning to an advisory role. I’ll be helping with product strategy, providing input on the great work the team has lined up for 2014, and helping Ali find a new head of product. After that, I’m excited to go figure out what’s next. I hear this Internet thing has legs.
I am deeply grateful for having had the opportunity to work with an amazing team on one of the most important products on the planet. Thank you, thank you, thank you.