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Breaking News: Twitter’s COO and Media Head Resign Featured

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Twitter’s COO and Second-In-Command Ali Rowghani Resigns; followed by Media Head Chloe Sladden 

Twitter’s COO, Ali Rowghani, 40, has resigned. Twitter does not intend to replace him, and other members of the management team will assume the duties. Rowghani will act as a strategic advisor to the CEO of Twitter. Rowghani joined Twitter in 2010 as CFO, eventually taking up BD and media responsibilities, being promoted to the COO role in 2012. He joined Twitter from Pixar Animation Studios, where he served for about eight years, most recently as the CFO.


VP, Media, Chloe Sladden, who was reporting to Ali Rowghani, has also resigned. Sladden was responsible for guiding and managing the quality of Twitter’s content. She was responsible for media and entertainment partnerships as well as relationships with most influential users. Before Twitter, Sladden worked at Current TV as VP of Strategic Partnerships and Booz Allen Hamilton’s media and entertainment practice as a consultant.

Date: June 15, 2014

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