Katie Jacobs Stanton
Katie Jacobs Stanton, right, was part of Barack Obama’s social-media-savvy team during the first part of his presidency. AP/ Anonymous


Four of Twitter’s top execs are leaving the company, Re/code’s Kurt Wagner and Kara Swisher reported on Sunday, along withMike Isaac of The New York Times.

Twitter’s product head, Kevin Weil, and media head Katie Jacobs Stanton are both leaving the San Francisco startup, according to the report, which cites “sources close to the situation.”

According to a person familiar with the situation that Business Insider talked to, Roetter and Weil’s departures were Twitter’s decision, but another source said that Roetter and Weil were not being fired and had decided to leave on their own. Stanton had previously been planning on leaving but was convinced to stay for a while.

Twitter will also appoint two new board members soon, Business Insider has learned, one of which will be a big media name.

Weil, who had been at Twitter for six years, first joined the company in 2009 as an engineering lead before working his way up to senior vice president of product. Stanton joined Twitter following jobs with Google and Yahoo, and served on President Barack Obama’s social-media team during the first part of his presidency.

According to Re/code, neither Weil nor Stanton have secured new jobs yet, and Twitter will temporarily fill their roles while hunting for replacements.

Twitter will reportedly announce the departures on Monday, in addition to a new hire who is a “well-known exec” and “prominent CMO.”

The New York Times’ Mike Isaac is also reporting that Twitter’s senior vice president of engineering, Alex Roetter, is leaving the company too. In a follow-up report, Re/code also confirmed Roetter’s departure, and also said Twitter is losing its Vine head, Jason Toff, as well.

Twitter’s vice president of global business development, Jana Messerschmidt, is also rumored to be on her way out.

Isaac has also confirmed Vine head Toff’s departure, and reports that he’s “leaving to go to Google to work on VR.”

The news follows a rough few months for Twitter, which, since making founder Jack Dorsey CEO, has seen its share price plummet to an all-time low last week before experiencing a rebound, apparently triggered by a false rumor about a tie-up with News Corp.

Twitter’s stock has been under pressure for months, as the company struggles to boost user growth. Its plummeting value has sparked constant speculation that Twitter could become an acquisition target.

Twitter declined to comment.

As reported by Business Insider