The new CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal clearly shows his intentions to make Twitter a platform that moves a lot faster than before. Agrawal told at the Barclays technology conference that his top priority is improving the execution of the company and streamlining how Twitter operates.
Agrawal wants to improve the execution of Twitter
Despite having only been the CEO of Twitter for a short period of time, Agrawal has already made some big changes to the upper ranks of the company, reorganizing the company under three key pillars: Consumer, Revenue, and Core Technology. A general manager was put in charge of each division.
“I believe we have set them up so they can really move fast,” he states.
Michael Montano, engineering lead, and Dantley Davis, head of design and research, are leaving the team at the end of the month.
“We were operating previously in a functional structure where we had a single engineering organization, a single design research organization, and product teams that were matrixed into them,” Agrawal says.
Lindsey Iannucci now becomes the vice president of operations together with three general managers: Kayvon Beykpour, Bruce Falck, and Nick Caldwell.
Agrawal: “She’s going to help us improve our operational rigor in this new structure to really get us to faster decision making, clearer ownership, increased accountability, improved operations, which will result in faster execution overall and better results.”
He has been with Twitter for more than a decade and has been Twitter’s CTO since 2017.