Zuckerberg’s sister leaves Facebook to start her new company

Posted on Aug 5 2011 - 11:40am by Julius

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s director of marketing and sister of co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company after a six-year tenure to start a new media company to help firms become more social.

According to a report by All Things D, the older Zuckerberg recently handed her letter of resignation to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and communications head Elliot Schrage. The 29-year-old marketing director later tweeted about her resignation from the largest social network in the world, which now claims it has 750 million users worldwide.

“It is with mixed emotions that I announced my departure from Facebook today. I have spent six years working alongside some of the brightest, most wonderful people, and I have had the chance to work on projects that changed entire industries,” she posted on her Facebook page. “It is time for me to pursue my dreams and launch my own media company.”

Randi’s new company, called RtoZ Media, already has its own website that offers a teaser landing page, revealing little about her venture. Reports say that she clearly looks to building a marketing powerhouse aimed at social media companies. However, All Things D noted that it is unlikely for Google+ to end up on her list of clients.

She is definitely going out on a high note as she was nominated for an Emmy award in the live coverage of a news event category for the real time news show “Facebook Live,” which she created.


via: Tech Crunch

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