Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Hires’
J.J. Hirschle, who directed media and entertainment advertising at Google, is joining the Twitter team starting October 28, reports Bloomberg.
Hirschle’s hire comes well-timed for Twitter’s impending IPO, as the company has been working to boost ad revenue. He will be responsible for selling Twitter’s ad products to retail companies.
We’ve tracked Twitter’s staff roster pretty closely at AllTwitter over the past couple of years. Back in May 2009 the company’s employment count was just 69 (dude). By February of this year that number had jumped to almost 400, reached 500 in May and 600 in June, when the company hired more than 70 people in a month.
Things have slowed a little since then, and Twitter has let a few key people go, but the company is still picking up new bodies at a decent pace, and now boasts a staff of more than 700.
Announced yesterday, Twitter has added a high-profile member to its API team. They’ve hired Akash Garg, the co-founder of Hi5 and more recently CTO at Bebo, who will now work on keeping the Twitter you know and love up and running.
Want to work at Twitter? The company is apparently on a hiring binge, having just added between 25 and 28 new employees. This brings up the total number of people working at Twitter to over 450.
It looks like Twitter has enticed yet another former Microsoft employee over to its team: Alek Kotcz, Principle Scientist at Microsoft’s Bing search engine appears to have left Bing for Twitter. Although this is still in rumor phase, there are several indications that Kotcz has joined the Twitter team, and we expect this to be made official in the coming days.