Twitter Inc.(NYSE:TWTR) said in a statement that it has hired a new head of product following takeover of the executive’s social-networking-app startup for unrevealed amount.
Social network has finally picked the replacement for the serious job through an acquihire, after almost a year without a head of product.
The company said Keith Coleman will be a new vice president of product, managing Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) core app and service and reporting to CTO Adam Messinger. This move followed the takeover of Coleman’s owned and managed mobile app startup, Yes Inc.
According to reports, Yes’ other team will also be employed by the Twitter in product and engineering roles.
“Keith and team are joining Twitter to help lead and strengthen our service!” Twitter cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet on Thursday.
Meanwhile Coleman said in a tweet that he will start his new role on Monday. Mr.Coleman did his degree in computer science from Stanford University and has worked at Google for almost a decade, where he served as a director of product management, working on Gmail, Inbox, Gchat and other tools.
After leaving Google Coleman started Yes two years ago in Palo Alto, Calif. Yes announced it will shut down its apps, Frenzy, an app for making plans with friends, and wyd, for posting status updates, to “focus entirely on our new efforts.”
Furthermore Mr. Coleman will be a social networking giant’s fifth product head since 2014. Its former head of product, Kevin Weil, left the company to work for Instagram in January.
Since Dorsey’s took over as CEO in Oct. 2015, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have had various changes in the top management. The latest departure was last month of Twitter EX-COO Adam Bain. Twitter CFO Anthony Noto has been performing Bain duties since then, as the company has failed to find an appropriate replacement as yet.