Jack Dorsey to be named Twitter CEO (again)

1 Oct 2015

Jack Dorsey, currently Twitter's interim CEO, could be named CEO any day now

Twitter co-founder, former CEO and current interim CEO Jack Dorsey seems primed to be named the company’s new CEO, according to reports in the US.

Dorsey took over as interim CEO a few months ago after Dick Costolo stepped down, with the search for a future leader seemingly heading down a well-worn path.

Re/Code reports that Dorsey is primed for the role a full seven years after he was previously dismissed, with early reports that he could be named by today.

That has since been scaled back, although Kara Swisher writes that this is more to do with other executive appointments such as revenue chief Adam Bain and CFO Anthony Noto.

“Bain is widely expected to become COO, although Noto may also report directly to Dorsey,” she said, citing multiple sources.

“Both have indicated to the board, said multiple sources, that they want Dorsey in the top job.”

There are many reasons and suggestions as to why Dorsey is back in a role he was rather unceremoniously removed from back in 2008, however, considering the board is made up of himself, Costolo and Evan Williams – all ex-CEOs – it does make the position rather difficult for anyone else to undertake.

Interestingly, Twitter’s original claim upon Costolo’s departure that the new CEO would need to focus entirely on the social media giant seems to have been retracted, with Dorsey apparently still keen on running his Square operation in tandem.

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic