A Top Executive Resigned From Twitter Right After Elon Musk Took Control

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Twitter via Souvik Banerjee - Unsplash

A top executive at Twitter said she quit her job just hours after Elon Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social-media company and then fired at least four other execs at the company.

Sarah Personette, the company’s chief customer officer and one of its most senior female employees, left the company on Friday after around four years at the social media behemoth. Her access to company accounts was cut off around 72 hours later, she said.

“Hi folks, I wanted to share that I resigned on Friday from Twitter and my work access was officially cut off last night,” she tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Personette is the first executive publicly known to have resigned from the company since Musk took control of the company. One of the tech giant’s first moves on Thursday night was to fire CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde, and general counsel Sean Edgett.

Personette didn’t state the reason behind her. Staff at the company say they’ve been in a state of confusion since Thursday night, with uncertainty over layoffs and pressure from Musk’s team to develop new features on tight deadlines.