Twitter Gets Animated with New CFO

Pixar Animation Studios chief financial officer and senior vice president of strategic planning Ali Rowghani will leave the Disney-owned company to assume the CFO role at Twitter.

Rowghani, who had been with Pixar for almost 10 years, joins the microblogging service following its $100 million funding round in September and prior to its upcoming introduction of premium accounts, paidContent pointed out. Prior to Pixar, he was an associate at consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Twitter CEO Evan Williams said in a release:

Ali will be an important member of a growing team focused on creating value for our users and capturing the financial opportunities that result from it. His thoughtfulness on retaining a great culture to work and staying consistent with our principles will also be a significant contribution.

Rowghani tweeted late Wednesday:

Said goodbye to Pixar today. Loved every minute of my time there. Couldn’t be more excited about the adventure awaiting me at Twitter.