Since his appointment as new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has embarked on a major reorganisation of the company with two executives stepping down as part of this restructuring: Twitter's chief design officer Dantley Davis, who joined the company in 2019, and head of engineering Michael Montano, who joined in 2011.
reports that Agrawal, who joined Twitter as an engineer in 2011, announced this restructuring per an internal email obtained by The Washington Post
and confirmed by Twitter to TechCrunch
“Dantley’s departure is singularly focused around shifting our organisational model around a structure that has one lead manager supporting a key company objective,” a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch
“We don’t have further details to share on these changes out of respect for the individuals involved.”
“Parag is focused on operational excellence and setting Twitter up to hit its goals; these changes were made with that in mind. For our teams working within the product and technology organisations, we’re moving to a general manager model and having one person lead work that supports one of our key company objectives. This will allow us to operate more cross-functionally and enable faster, more informed decision-making,” the Twitter spokesperson adds.
Agrawal has expressed interest in continuing to pick up the pace at Twitter.
“We’ve recently updated our strategy to hit ambitious goals, and I believe that strategy to be bold and right,” Agrawal wrote in an email to staff on Monday, which he then tweeted. “But our critical challenge is how we work to execute against it and deliver results — that’s how we’ll make Twitter the best it can be for our customers, shareholders and each of you.”