Twitter's chief dealmaker, Jessica Verrilli, is leaving
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- Twitter's VP of corporate development and strategy, Jessica Verrilli, has left.
- She worked at Twitter for over 8 years.
Twitter's head of mergers and acquisitions, Jessica Verrilli, has left the company.
As VP of corporate development and strategy at Twitter, Verrilli was responsible for the company's acquisitions and oversaw deals such as MagicPony and Yes Inc. She joined Twitter eight years ago, when the company had fewer than 8 employees. Twitter acquired more than 30 companies during that time as Verrilli rose through the ranks.
Verrilli briefly left Twitter in 2015 for a short stint at Google Ventures, and returned six months later to oversee the deal team.
A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment beyond Verrilli's tweets. Verrilli is the latest in a string of high-profile Twitter execs to leave in the past year. The company's ex-VP of revenue products, Ameet Ranadive, announced Friday that he had joined Instagram as a VP alongside Kevin Weil, the Facebook-owned app's head of product. Weil jumped ship from the same role at Twitter in early 2016.
You can read all of Verrilli's tweets announcing her departure below:
They say start-ups are a marathon, not a sprint. At Twitter, I feel like I've been sprinting an ultra marathon for 8.5 years and it's been the most exhilarating, dynamic, and rewarding run of my life.- Jessica Verrilli (@jess) December 8, 2017
But now I'm ready to take time off, recharge, and figure out what's next. I'm resigning from my role as VP of Corporate Development & Strategy and transitioning out over the holidays.- Jessica Verrilli (@jess) December 8, 2017
It's impossible to sum up a journey that started with 34 ppl in a small office. My best memories aren't the ones that made headlines, they're the unique human experiences of working w/ extraordinary people in pivotal moments of building a company. Twitter has been full of them!- Jessica Verrilli (@jess) December 8, 2017
Leading acquisitions is a joy, not a job. I will always appreciate the trust founders placed in me to be a partner through these important journeys. And @corpdev, you set the bar! Thank you for letting me be your teammate and leader with @smanak!- Jessica Verrilli (@jess) December 8, 2017
Now I'm looking forward to the holidays and perhaps a literal marathon, now that I have no excuses for not training. I'm excited to spend more time investing with @HelloAngels and figuring out what's next. I'll be on the trails, in coffee shops, and of course on Twitter.- Jessica Verrilli (@jess) December 8, 2017
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