Former Googler Named Twitter Executive Chairman

Former Googler Named Twitter Executive Chairman

Twitter’s leadership has been undergoing major changes this year and now the company has announced another change.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and new CEO, announced recently that the company has just named former Google Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani its new executive chairman.

As fitting for a CEO of Twitter, Dorsey’s announcement of this newest addition to the company’s leadership came in the form of a tweet.

It’s been months since former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced he was stepping down from his position. Dorsey, a co-founder of the microblogging site, was made Interim CEO. The Twitter board of directors only recently announced that Dorsey’s new position  would become permanent, making it the second time he has filled this role.

Kordestani has responded to the news with several of his own tweets expressing his excitement about joining the Twitter team.

Kordestani has had a long career in the tech industry, working for some big names like HP, Netscape, and Google.

He was Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Netscape for several years before transitioning for a long tenure at Google. Kordestani’s time at Google began in 1999 and has included positions such as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Development and later Chief Business Officer.

After spending part of this year in a senior advisor role helping Google make the transition to Alphabet Inc., Kordestani is now heading to Twitter.

Image: Omid Kordestani via Twitter/Small Business Trends

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Tabby McFarland Tabby McFarland is a staff writer and web researcher for Small Business Trends. As a staff writer she specializes in social media, technology, special interest features, and e-commerce. A geek at heart, Tabby loves to be online interacting with the blogging community. Tabby is a WAHM (work at home mom) and is also an avid Pinterest enthusiast with a strong sense of style and creativity.

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  1. It will be interesting to see how Mr. Kordestani will lead Twitter forward. Twitter is still my favorite social media tool.

  2. What is even more interesting is his Google background. I think that he can do a lot for Twitter going forward for it needs something more than just expressions in under 120 characters.