Twitter’s Jinen Kamdar Buzzes Off for BuzzFeed

Kamdar succeeds Chris Johanesen, who is now principal product manager

After more than seven years at Twitter, director of product for media tools Jinen Kamdar is off to a media company, beginning his new role Monday as vice president of product at BuzzFeed.

Kamdar announced his departure from Twitter via tweet (embedded below):

Kamdar told Anthony Ha of TechCrunch that it was too early for him to know exactly what he would be working on at BuzzFeed, saying he was excited to work with “all these talented writers and producers” and to build tools to “not only create content, but quickly learn how the content is performing,” adding:

When I look at BuzzFeed, what attracts me are the things that make companies like Twitter special, too. They think about everything in first principles. Because it’s a pure digital media play, they basically embraced the internet and mobile and social in a way that is unrivaled in the media industry.

Ha reported that Kamdar will split time between BuzzFeed’s offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, reporting to publisher Dao Nguyen and succeeding Chris Johanesen, who is now principal product manager.

Image courtesy of Jinen Kamdar’s Twitter account. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.