Randi Zuckerberg, who is director of marketing at Facebook and also the sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg — is leaving the company after six years to start a new media firm to help companies become more social.
Msg#: 4347634 posted 1:32 pm on Aug 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I hope she will not do something that will compete with Facebook...
“I have spent my years at Facebook pouring my heart and soul into innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts around live, social, participatory viewing that the media industry has since adopted. We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change. Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.”
Presumably, leaving Facebook will give Zuckerberg greater freedom to work for a range of companies without a conflict. That said, it’s unlikely she’ll take on Google+ as a client.
Msg#: 4347634 posted 6:20 pm on Aug 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't think that's necessarily indicative that something is wrong at FB. Six years at a top post at any company is a long time and perhaps it was seen that it was time to get someone else in there or that dept. would stagnate.
Or, maybe she wanted to get out of her brothers shadow, and do her "own thing." Make a name for herself instead of just being "Mark Zuckerberg's" brother.