Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Rejoining the Company to Shape Its Culture

He returns 6 years after his departure

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is rejoining the company. Getty Images
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One of Twitter’s papa birds is coming back to the nest.

Biz Stone, one of Twitter’s co-founders, will be rejoining the San Francisco-based company in a few weeks with a focus on helping guide company culture and shaping its image externally.

In a post published today on Medium, another company that Stone co-founded, Stone said that he visited the headquarters a few months ago and realized the company was “the most important work” of his life. While on stage during a talk with CEO and fellow co-founder Jack Dorsey, Dorsey asked him to come back. (Stone originally left the company in 2011 at the six-year mark.)

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In his new role, Stone’s focus will be to “to guide the company culture, that energy, that feeling” while working closely with Dorsey and Twitter CMO Leslie Berland, who joined Twitter last year from American Express.

In March, Stone sold Jelly—another company he co-founded—to Pinterest. And while it’s unclear what his current title will be other than co-founder, he said the “job description includes being Biz Stone.”

“There’s something about the personality of a company that comes from the folks who start it,” he wrote. “There’s a special feeling they bring with them. Jack coming back was a big step forward. And now, it’s my turn—I’m returning to full time work at Twitter starting in a couple of weeks! How this came about is kind of a crazy story but, it’s happening.”

@martyswant Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.