Twitter Hires Yes Inc. Founder as the New Product Chief

Technology - Pavan Pandey - Dec 05,2016

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twitter hires yes inc founder as a new product chief

Social media giant Twitter Inc. is hiring small startup Yes Inc. founder, Mr. Keith Coleman; he holds an experience record at Google and will be filling the post of product chief which has been empty since January.

Twitter Inc. just acquired the small startup called Yes Inc. and has also hired the founder & ex-Googler Keith Coleman as the new Vice President of Product.

On Thursday, the two year old California-based Company Yes Inc. announced it was joining Twitter’s workforce. The Palo Alto startup has also announced that it will shut down its mobile apps, WYD (What you doing) and Frenzy. The Founder and CEO of Yes Inc. Keith Coleman worked at Google and led product management for Gmail. Mr. Coleman will fill the position of former product chief, Kevin Weil, who jumped ship to Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram as the Product Head in January this year.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that Mr. Keith Coleman will join the company as VP of Product. The spokesperson; however, declined to unveil the price and terms of the deal. The Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Mr. Jack Dorsey posted a tweet on Thursday, he wrote: “Keith and team are joining Twitter to help lead and strengthen our service.”

Keith Coleman also expressed his happiness on Twitter, he posted a tweet saying, he is excited to announce his team is joining Twitter. He also wrote, he can’t wait to work with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Technology Chief Adam Messinger & team. In his second tweet, Coleman thanked his entire team of Yes Inc. and users all over the world for the marvelous 2 years.  Mr. Keith is Twitter’s sixth product VP since the year 2007.

Twitter stocks have fallen nearly 22 percent this year, and has been running without a permanent VP of Product since January. This new signing is expected to improve the condition of the company’s shares.