In the latest of a long line of departures, Twitter’s chief operating officer Adam Bain is leaving the company.
Twitter confirmed the departure in a statement, noting that chief financial officer Anthony Noto is taking over the position temporarily, operating as both COO and CFO until the company finds a new financial officer.
Following the announcement and in true Twitter style, Bain unleashed a long chain of heartfelt tweets about the company and his departure. In particular, Bain expresses appreciation for this former team and, in a tweet directed at CEO Jack Dorsey, stated: “I deeply admire the way you run the company, think about the product, and how clear your vision is for our job to be done.”
After 6 years and a once-in-a-lifetime run, I let Jack know that I am ready to change gears and do something new outside the company.
— adam bain (@adambain) November 9, 2016
Only a few months ago in July 2016, the company lost its vice-president of media for North America, Kirstine Stewart, who had previously been the founding head of Twitter Canada and, before that, executive vice-president and head of CBC English services.
Bain and Stewart are far from the only executives that departed Twitter in 2016. This year also saw the company wave goodbye to its former vice president of Global Media, Katie Stanton, in January 2016, and her successor Nathan Hubbard in May. Joanne Park, Twitter’s head of cable partnerships, and Danny Keens, head of North American sports, both left in June.
Bain was hired away from his position as president, audience network at News Corp. in 2010 to become Twitter’s president of global revenue and partnerships, reporting to then COO Dick Costolo. He became COO of the company in September 2015.