Twitter CTO Adam Messinger announces his departure

Twitter CTO Adam Messinger announces his departure

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, high-profile Twitter executive Adam Messinger – the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – said that he is leaving the company after a five-year stint.

Messinger had joined Twitter in 2011 when he was appointed the company’s Vice President of app development in the engineering department.

Announcing his departure via the tweet, Messinger, who has been serving as the CTO of Twitter for since 2013, said that he is quitting Twitter to take some time off. Messinger’s departure from Twitter implies that he is the latest key executive of the company to have stepped down in 2016.

The announcement of Messinger’s departure from Twitter came close on the heels of a tweet, also posted on Tuesday, by Josh McFarland --Twitter's Vice President of product -- about his decision to leave the company too. McFarland has revealed that he is leaving Twitter to become a partner at Greylock Partners venture capital firm.

Previously, another top Twitter executive Adam Sharp -- Director of media partnerships at the company -- had announced, earlier this month, that he is leaving the company; while Adam Bain, Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer had announced his resignation in November.