I drive into the sunset (or … down Market Street) so I can focus on other things. I'll always root for the team (and if someone lets me in to have lunch.)
– Ev Williams (1945) February 22, 2019
Williams used to be much more He was in Involved in the company, especially when he took over the position of co-founder Jack Dorsey as CEO from 2008 to 2010. According to The Information Williams helped to oust Dorsey, the Recode said "bad manager" at the time. Dick Costolo replaced him in 2010 until Dorsey again served as CEO in 2015. The executive ultimately left Twitter in 2011, but retained his seat on the board of directors. In 2017, he sold 30 percent of his stake in the company.
If there is still bad blood between Williams and Dorsey, none of the parties has made it public. Williams Public thanked Dorsey and Biz Stone, another founder of Twitter, and Dorsey responded in a sort of manner.
I appreciate you very much, Ev! You're the reason why I ever came to Odeo. I've learned so much from you since you did this crazy interview @Noah . We will miss your vote in our board discussions. ❤️ https://t.co/27pxrieh9S[19459004-Jack(@jack) February 22, 2019