Twitter co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams has decided to move out of the social network’s board of directors. Ev Williams didn’t feed us with the actual reasons why he has decided to bid Twitter board bye, he only said he’s doing so to be able to “focus on some other things.” But the very other things weren’t mentioned.
But we know Williams currently serves as the CEO of blogging platform ”Medium”, a blog site that generate income via membership subscription. The website has continue to expand since inception that it has attracted big name users, like Jeff Bezos, who accused the National Enquirer of blackmail and extortion in a post published on the platform.
I’m going to ride off into the sunset (or…down Market Street), so I can focus on some other things. I will always be rooting for the team (and, if someone lets me in, come by for lunch).
— Ev Williams (@ev) February 22, 2019
”Ev Williams was a major contributor to the growth of the company, especially when he succeeded his fellow co-founder Jack Dorsey’s as CEO from 2008 to 2010. According to The Information, Ev Williams helped oust Dorsey whom Recode says was a “bad manager” as at that time. Dick Costolo replaced him in 2010 until Dorsey took over as CEO yet again in 2015. The executive eventually left Twitter in 2011, but retained his seat in the board of directors until now. In 2017, he sold 30 percent of his shares in the company.” said publication.
If there’s still bad blood between Ev Williams and Dorsey, none have been heard from either of the parties. Ev Williams publicly thanked Dorsey and Biz Stone, another co-Twitter founder, and Dorsey responded in kind, showing that all is well between them.
I appreciate you, Ev! You’re the reason I joined Odeo in the first place. I’ve learned so much from you since that crazy interview you and @Noah put me through. We’re going to miss your voice in our board conversations. ❤️ https://t.co/27pxrieh9S
— jack (@jack) February 22, 2019