Twitter board 'begged' Jack Dorsey to be CEO, a new report says


Jack Dorsey

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Interim Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter's board of directors begged cofounder Jack Dorsey to become the struggling Internet company's CEO, Vanity Fair reports.

Twitter has been searching for a CEO for roughly three months, since former CEO Dick Costolo resigned. Dorsey has been serving as interim CEO since then and is considered a leading candidate for the full-time job.

The board "flat out offered Dorsey the job - 'they begged' at one point" a person present at a meeting that took place earlier this year told Vanity Fair's Jon Kelly.


The Vanity Fair report doesn't mention when exactly Twitter's board begged Dorsey to take the job, other than saying it was "earlier this year."

Apparently, Dorsey declined at the time because he was committed to running his payments startup Square, which will reportedly go public within the next 12 to 18 months.

Twitter's board has said they're looking for a CEO who can make a "full-time commitment," so leading both companies - while one goes public - would be tough.


Twitter's board reportedly met Thursday to discuss the status of the CEO search, but no announcement has yet been made.

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