New York: A top-level Indian born American executive at micro-blogging site Twitter has resigned, stating to pursue some exciting new projects, the latest in a row of departure of some high profile figures from the company, including the CEO Dick Costolo.
The resign of Twitter’s head of Mergers and Acquitions and vice-president for Corporate Development and Strategy, Rishi Garg, comes week after Twitter announced to replace its CEO with co-founder Jack Dorsey as an acting CEO.
He spent a total of 13 months in the micro-blogging site after joining it in May 2014.
Rishi Garg on Saturday, “After an amazing ride as Twitter’s VP Corporate Development and Strategy, I’m saying farewell today (Saturday),”
Garg was an entrepreneur in General Catalyst Partners, Google and MTV Networks before joining Twitter.
Using Costolo’s Twitter handle, Garg thanked him and said, “Our team has built a stronger Twitter with a dozen acquisitions in the last year. Hats off to @dickc for admirable leadership, humour, energy, and trust,”
“I can’t wait to witness the company’s next chapter. I’m off to pursue some exciting new projects; more soon! #staytuned,” the Indian entrepreneur said.
Twitter has not come with any immediate replacement for Garg, as his resignation came after just two weeks of Costolo’s departure.
Other high-profile departures that came over the last 18 months include CFO Mike Gupta and chief Daniel Graf, COO Ali Rowghani.
According to his Twitter profile, Garg did his Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Stanford, plus a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School.