Crossing the social media divides isn’t widespread in Silicon Valley, so it’s notable that Twitter and Microsoft have performed a spot of musical chairs with their boards.
Twitter board member Hugh Johnston — day job: Pepsi vice chairman and CFO — has left Twitter’s board to hitch Microsoft’s board as of at the moment. Johnston’s substitute on the microblogging firm is Patrick Pichette, a former CFO of Google.
No sooner was Johnston’s new role announced by Microsoft, so Twitter was trumpeting its personal new addition, Canada-born Pichette, who served as Google CFO between 2008 and 2015.
Twitter already has one other former Googler on its board within the type of Omid Kordestani, its executive chairman, who joined in 2015.
The set off of those adjustments seems to be the choice of Microsoft board member G. Mason Morfit, president and chief funding officer of ValueAct Capital, to not search re-election.
Microsoft’s board consists of firm founder Bill Gates, Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, Teri L. List-Stoll from Gap, and Bank Of America’s Charles H. Nosk amongst others. The Twitter board, in the meantime, consists of Peter Chernin, Martha Lane Fox, CEO Jack Dorsey and others.
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