engine - 3:51 pm on Oct 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Twitter Names Dick Costolo CEO [blog.twitter.com]
Evan Williams said,
This is why I have decided to ask our COO, Dick Costolo, to become Twitterís CEO. Starting today, Iíll be completely focused on product strategy.
When I insisted on bringing Dick into the COO role a year ago, I got a lot of questions from my board. But I knew Dick would be a strong complement to me, and this has proven to be the case. During his year at Twitter, he has been a critical leader in devising and executing our revenue efforts, while simultaneously and effectively making the trains run on time in the office. Dick can be even more effective at this now because Ali Rowghani, Adam Bain, Mike Abbott, Katie Stanton and Kevin Thau joined our leadership team this year and are having a big impact. Given Dickís track record as a three-time successful CEO, Iím confident we can make this a smooth transition.