Twitter's chief dealmaker, Jessica Verrilli, is leaving

Jessica Verrilli
  • Twitter’s VP of corporate development and strategy, Jessica Verrilli, has left.
  • She worked at Twitter for over 8 years and helped oversee dozens of aquisitions.

Twitter’s head of mergers and acquisitions, Jessica Verrilli, has left the company.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Verrilli said she had resigned and intended to be more active in Hello Angels, a venture capital firm she co-founded with other current and former female Twitter employees in 2015.

As VP of corporate development and strategy at Twitter, Verrilli was responsible for the company’s acquisitions and oversaw deals such as MagicPony and Yes Inc. She joined Twitter eight years ago, when the company had fewer than 40 employees.

Twitter acquired more than 30 companies during Verrilli’s tenure. She briefly left Twitter in 2015 for a short stint at Google Ventures and returned six months later to oversee the deal team.

A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment beyond Verrilli’s tweets. Verrilli is the company’s latest high-profile departure since a string of execs left late last year. The company’s ex-VP of revenue products, Ameet Ranadive, announced Friday that he had joined Instagram as a VP alongside Kevin Weil, the Facebook-owned app’s head of product. Weil jumped ship from the same role at Twitter in early 2016.

You can read all of Verrilli’s tweets announcing her departure below:

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