Twitter vice president of product Michael Sippey has announced he is to leave the micro-blogging firm in order to move into a more advisory ability. In an email that went around to employees which was posted on his private blog Sippey cited a wish to move on based around his career and zeal.
“Over the past few weeks I’ve talked with Dick and Ali about what I want next in my career and what Twitter needs at this stage of its life,” Sippey said. “And I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on.”
Sippey, who has been at Twitter since 2012, was somewhat indistinct on what his advisory position would need, only noting that he would be working on product strategy and giving recommendations on team initiatives in 2014, as well as finding his heir.
Sippey’s post says that as an advisor, he will be “helping with product strategy, providing input on the great work the team has lined up for 2014, and helping [COO] Ali [Rowghani] find a new head of product.” It sounds like that’s mostly a transitional role, because afterward, he’s “excited to go figure out what’s next.”