- Facebook’s executive exodus continued on Tuesday, with the company’s Messenger division chief Stan Chudnovsky announcing he would be leaving in 2022.
- Chudnovsky’s departure comes after more than three years running the company’s Messenger service.
- Chudnovsky will remain at Facebook until the second quarter of 2022.
Facebook’s executive exodus continued Tuesday with the company’s Messenger division head Stan Chudnovsky. announcement of That he is going in 2022.
Facebook, now called Meta, has faced a wave of high-profile executive exits this year. The company is facing increased regulatory scrutiny and a major public relations challenge after the release of internal documents and news reports revealing how much Facebook knows about the damage its services may cause.
Deborah Liu, formerly the head of Facebook Marketplace, went on to become CEO of Ancestry.com in February. David Fischer, who was the chief revenue officer, announced his departure in March, as did Kevin Weil, one of the co-founders of Facebook’s Novi cryptocurrency division.
The company’s former head of advertising, Carolyn Everson, announced she was leaving in June and later moved to grocery delivery app Instacart as president. Facebook app head Fidji Simo became CEO of Instacart after leaving Facebook in July.
Mark D’Arcy resigned from his role as chief creative officer in August, and the following month Facebook’s technology chief Mike Schroepfer said he would leave the company. In November, David Marcus, Facebook’s head of cryptocurrency efforts and previously the head of Messenger, announced his arrival at the end of the year. Earlier Tuesday morning, Julian Codorniou, Facebook’s head of workplace enterprise communications software, announced that he had left the company to go into venture capital.
The announcement of Chudnovsky’s departure comes a week after Marcus, the two came to work at Messenger after working together at PayPal. According to another former Facebook executive, the two are very close.
“I love this company and this team, and as a result, making this call became one of the most difficult decisions of my life,” Chudnovsky said. “I have no plans to retire, but I look forward to taking a nice, long break of several months, spending more time with my friends, helping companies, helping people, traveling, reading, exploring and learning.” I’m doing it.”
Chudnovsky took over from Marcus as messenger in May 2018. He joined Facebook in 2015 as the Head of Product for the Messenger unit. Chudnovsky said he would remain on Facebook until the second quarter of 2022.
He will be replaced by two officers. Loredana Chrisann will handle Chudnovsky’s responsibilities at Messenger, Instagram Direct Messaging and Messenger Kids, while Maher Saba will lead Facebook’s remote presence products, which include audio calling, video calling, and Facebook’s Rooms 50-person video calling product.
“If my team didn’t have many amazingly talented leaders who were ready to step up, I wouldn’t have felt comfortable even thinking about leaving,” Chudnovsky said in a post.
Chudnovsky’s exit from the company was the first Reported by Businesshala,