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Twitter undergoes reorg, makes former Periscope co-founder head of products

June 29, 2018 / Amy Gesenhues

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a major company reorg yesterday, tapping Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour to head products and Mike Montano to lead the company’s engineering team.“Through the lens of increasing our durability, agility, invention and entrepreneurial drive, and simplifying the way we work, I’ve decided to make our organization more straightforward,” wrote Dorsey in an email to staff. Dorsey shared his email publicly via a tweet yesterday. The goal, according to Dorsey, is to take the company back to an “end-to-end functional organization” organized by discipline versus the previous general management structure that resulted in more siloed teams. “The most glaring examples of this are a separate design and video org that had to matrix in,” wrote Dorsey. Ed Ho had previously led the company’s product and engineering teams. According to a series of tweets from Ho, the Twitter executive had stepped away from Twitter...