Omid Kordestani Leaves Google, Joins Twitter As Its Executive Chairman

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But extra modifications afoot for Twitter because the social network continues its massive turnaround effort. A day after the social network introduced a big spherical of layoffs beneath its new CEO Jack Dorsey, it has now appointed a new government chairman: Omid Kordestani, poaching him from Google, the place was the firm’s chief enterprise officer.

Kordestani is a very long time Googler who had been the chief enterprise officer at Google for simply over a yr, taking up from Nikesh Arora after the latter exec left for Softbank. Extra just lately, nevertheless, it seems to be like he took a step again from having a central role on the firm. When Google made its Alphabet cut up this previous summer time, his chief enterprise role was eradicated and he quietly turned an advisor to Alphabet and Google with no particular title.

Because of this it’s unlikely for Google to announce a alternative for Kordestani as such.

Kordestani’s appointment to the chairman’s role at Twitter is symbolic. Kordestani had been at Google since 1999 and is credited with being on the helm of the corporate’s first income-producing actions and as the individual to have introduced the corporate into revenue for the primary time.

What’s fascinating is that as hypothesis was ramping up within the final couple of months round who would grow to be Twitter’s head honcho, we’d heard that Twitter had whittled the record down to 2: Dorsey and somebody at Google. It’s a really fascinating coincidence that Kordestani as we speak is choosing up the chairman’s role.

Predictably, the news was damaged by Jack on Twitter:

Kordestani, who has tweeted all of 11 occasions since his account was began in 2012, famous: “Excited to work with @jack, the Twitter Board, @adambain, @anthonynoto and the remainder of the workforce to develop @twitter’s impression and enterprise.”

As somebody who held each government gross sales in addition to CEO advisory roles on the search big, Kordestani will probably be bringing some robust business and enterprise chops to Twitter at an important time for the corporate.

Google additionally underscored that concept in its official assertion about Omid leaving the corporate. “We’re excited for Omid and really completely happy for Twitter.  Omid was instrumental in establishing Google’s enterprise and helped us develop actually shut, longstanding partnerships throughout the business,” a spokesperson stated. “We want him each success within the years forward.”

Twitter’s inventory has been on a curler coaster. Some have speculated that Kordestani’s now-former employer may purchase it, and others extra usually have questioned the path of the corporate. Now’s the time for Twitter to double right down to drive extra progress and present the market that it isn’t only a area of interest social network however a big media enterprise.

The news brings to a conclusion one element hanging over from final week’s CEO announcement: Twitter had stated that with Dorsey’s everlasting ascension to the CEO role, it will be in search of a new chairman.

Twitter’s inventory, which acquired a bump on yesterday’s news, is up once more barely in buying and selling this morning.

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Source : TechCrunch