Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discussed topics including the social network’s focus on mobile, brain drain at the company, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. What will he do for an encore?
The revolving door of engineers leaving Facebook continues to spin, as Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced that the social network’s head of product for Android, Bubba Murarka, was named a general partner and managing director.
Nothing about working in the finance area of Facebook suggests that it is a career steppingstone with the ultimate goal of landing a job with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, but former Vice President of Finance Cipora Herman joined the football team as chief financial officer, following former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu, who was named the club’s president last year.
Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg booked his ticket out of the social network, confirming to TechCrunch that Friday will be his last day, and that he is leaving to found a travel startup.
Facebook is the world’s most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn’t spoken much recently. At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event in San Francisco Tuesday, Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg — dressed in a grey shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes — kept a happy tone as he discussed his company’s focus on mobile, the brain drain, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. This was Zuckerberg’s first public address since Facebook’s IPO in May.
The revolving door continues to spin at Facebook, as Wednesday’s announcement by Director of Platform Partnerships Ethan Beard that he was leaving the company was followed shortly thereafter by similar proclamations from Platform Marketing Director Katie Mitic and Mobile Platform Marketing Manager Jonathan Matus.
Flash back in time a tad and recall that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was wrested from the top-talent club at Google, when? Oh yes, shortly after she assisted Google in pulling off its initial public offering. She went, she saw, she conquered … she moved on to the next great challenge.