It seems like “been there .. done that … what’s next ?” . The move is likely to be of concern to some over the newly public company’s ability to hold onto entrepreneurial talent, especially in the wake of continued intense media and investor scrutiny over its rocky IPO last month.
That’s especially true since Taylor has been in charge of both platform and mobile efforts at Facebook, a critical arena for it. Taylor has been a strong Influence to the company and really a powerful figure in the company which might point that this is major blow to Facebook or the THE CEO has somebody already to replace him.
Bret Taylor said in his Facebook Post : “I wanted to let you all know that I’ll be leaving Facebook later this summer. I’m sad to be leaving, but I’m excited to be starting a company with my friend Kevin Gibbs.
While a transition like this is never easy, I’m extremely confident in the teams and leadership we have in place. I’m very proud of our recent accomplishments in our platform and mobile products, from Open Graph and App Center to Facebook Camera and our iOS integration. I’m even more excited for the world to see all the amazing things these teams have coming.
I’ve learned more than I ever imagined in my time at Facebook. I’m also extremely grateful for my relationship with all of the amazing people I’ve worked with here.
I want to give a special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg. You’ve not only been my boss for the past three years, but my mentor and one of my closest friends.
Thanks to all of you at Facebook for the most incredible three years of my life.”
Well Bret Good luck for your Venture ! We will see you in the field .