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Twitter fires two top executives, halts hiring amid Elon Musk’s buyout deal

13/05/2022 at 7:25 PM

Twitter fires two top executives, halts hiring amid Elon Musk's buyout deal

New Delhi, May 13: Amid the uncertainty of Elon Musk advancing the deal of buying Twitter for 44 Billion USD, the company has reportedly fired two of its top managers on Thursday.

The two fired employees include Twitter general manager, Kayvon Beykpour and the company’s revenue and product lead Bruce Falck.

Twitter also confirmed that effective this week, it is pausing all hiring except for business-critical roles.

Announcing the news on Twitter itself, Beykpour wrote, “The truth is that this isn’t how and when I imagined leaving Twitter, and this wasn’t my decision. Parag asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction.”

“While I’m disappointed, I take solace in a few things: I am INSANELY proud of what our collective team achieved over the last few years, and my own contribution to this journey,” Beykpour added in a thread to the previous tweet.

Falck, Twitter’s revenue and product lead, has also been fired and his Twitter bio now reads “unemployed.”

Falck also posted a couple of tweets bidding adieu to the company. In the tweets he was all praises to the engineers who built the technical base of the social media giant.

“Everything this team has done and will do sits on the shoulders of the giants that did this work – those dedicated IC engineers who seldom see the spotlight or get the recognition they deserve. The unsung heroes that make Goldbird (and Twitter) what it is” Falck tweeted.

“I dedicate this Tweet to those engineers and thank you ALL for the opportunity to serve alongside you. It’s been awesome. There is a lot more to do so get back to work, I can’t wait to see what you build,” Falck added.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal responded saying, “Thanks for everything you have done for Twitter – your impact will be felt for a long time, by many people. On a personal note, it has been so great to see how you have always led with your heart, with relentless focus, and a deep care for our teams”.

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month. However, Elon Musk on Friday said that his planned takeover of the company has been temporarily put on hold amid concerns about uncertainties in the number of fake or spam accounts on the site.

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