Twitter CEO pushes out top execs, freezes hiring – Richard Lawler

He was asked to leave after seven years with the company. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter is shaking up its top leadership. The first move came as consumer product leader Kayvon Beykpour announced on Twitter that current CEO Parag Agrawal “asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction.”

Bruce Falck, the general manager of revenue and head of product for its business side, confirmed in a (now deleted) tweet that he was also fired by Agrawal.

In an unexpected turn, on Thursday evening Parag Agrawal himself responded to both threads, thanking the men he’d fired and expressing admiration for their work.

You’ve had such a huge impact. I have so much respect and admiration for what you have accomplished and am so glad I got to work closely with you all these years.

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