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Twitter VP of Product steps down to "advisory role"

Twitter VP of Product steps down
Twitter VP of Product steps down

On Friday, Twitter's VP of Product Michael Sippey announced that he will be stepping down from his executive position and adopting a more "advisory role" for the time being before moving on to another company.

In an email to Twitter, which he posted on his blog as well, Sippey disclosed that he had been talking to CEO Dick Costolo and COO Ali Rowghani, and he ultimately decided that it was best for him to move on. He wrote:

Over the past few weeks I’ve talked with Dick and Ali about what I want next in my career, and what Twitter needs at this stage of its life. And I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on.

He says that he has been reflecting on what he has done throughout his life and what's important to him, and after these talks, came to his decision.

He reveals that he will continue working with the product strategy team in an advisory role, helping the team along with their plans for this year as well as finding a new head of product. He will then "go figure out what’s next".

The letter has no trace of anger or disappointment towards Twitter, but rather comes off as a totally honest move from Sippey to move on with his life.

This news comes right after Blair Westlake resigned from Microsoft on Thursday.

Do you think Sippey is moving on with honest intentions? What impact do you think this move will have on Twitter? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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