Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board after 12 years

He is expected to depart by the end of the month

Evan Williams, Twitter co-founder.

Twitter Inc. co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is to step down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money. The news was revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to documents Williams, who is currently CEO of publishing platform Medium, will officially depart at the end of the month. Yet, no explanation for his departure has been given.

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company,” Williams only said in a statement on the social network. “I will always be rooting for the team (and, if someone lets me in, come by for lunch)."

Williams co-founded Twitter in 2007 with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone after the social network spun out from other projects that the group worked on together at podcasting company Odeo. In 2008, Williams became the CEO of Twitter, replacing Dorsey, and was later replaced in 2010 by Dick Costolo (who would later be pushed out by none other than Dorsey), as documented by Nick Bilton’s betrayal-filled tell-all Hatching Twitter.

Despite all the backstabbing, Williams has served on Twitter’s board from the beginning, totaling 12 years.

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