Twitter’s heads of engineering and design leave the company in turmoil.

Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal said on Friday that he would reorganize top management at the company and that two key people would leave.

The shakeup was the first sign of change under Mr Agrawal, who took over the reins of the social media company on Monday after co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced his resignation.

Twitter is under pressure from investors to launch new products faster and generate more revenue, and Mr Agrawal said in an email to Twitter employees that the leadership changes were intended to accelerate Twitter’s pace.

Twitter’s chief of engineering, Michael Montano, and its chief of design and research, Dantley Davis, will leave the company by the end of the year. Mr. Davis championed a culture change at Twitter that pushed staff to perform better and was criticized by some employees as bullying.

Twitter confirmed the executive’s departure in a regulatory filing on Friday.

Over the past two years, Mr. Davis has played a key role in a behind-the-scenes effort to reshape Twitter culture. But he repeatedly clashed with employees because of his blunt style. His treatment of employees was also the subject of several investigations by Twitter’s personnel relations department and complaints to Mr. Dorsey that too many people were leaving.

Mr. Davis and Mr. Montano will remain advisors to Twitter through the first quarter of 2022, according to the registration filing.

Mr. Dorsey, Mr. Davis and Mr. Montano aren’t the only executives who recently announced they want to leave Twitter. The head of the company, Jennifer Christie, also recently announced that she would be leaving Twitter by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the announcement and not authorized to speak publicly.

Twitter’s product and engineering teams will be consolidated under three executives, a Twitter spokeswoman said.

Kayvon Beykpour will manage all consumer products and will oversee the design and research organization. Bruce Falck will take over all revenue products. And Nick Caldwell will manage the technical infrastructure that runs Twitter, overseeing data science and back-end engineering.

Twitter announced in February that it aims to double its revenue and add 123 million more active users by 2023, and the company hopes consolidating its Twitter teams among a handful of leaders will help it accelerate its plans, a statement said. spokeswoman.

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