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Two Twitter executives fly the coop

Two top execs take flight as the social network's shareholders approve a stock plan designed to keep employees.


Twitter execs spread their wings.

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Two top Twitter executives are leaving the nest, according to reports, moves that come just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey asked investors to be patient with the microblogging company's plans to fix its business.

Jana Messerschmidt, who runs the social-media company's business development, and Nathan Hubbard, who runs media and commerce, are planning to leave Twitter, according to Recode and The Wall Street Journal.

Ali Jafari, who oversees revenue development, will take over the roles, according to the reports.

Twitter didn't respond to a request for comment.

News of the departures follows Wednesday's shareholder meeting at which Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder, said it would take time for the company to fix itself.


At the meeting, shareholders also approved Dorsey's plan to give roughly a third of his Twitter stock to employees, part of an effort to retain them.

Apparently it didn't impress everyone.