Twitter loses three more senior employees ahead of Musk deal

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Three more senior employees are leaving Twitter ahead of Elon Musk’s planned takeover, CNBC confirmed on Tuesday.

Ilya Brown, vice president of product management; Katrina Lane, vice president of the Twitter service; and Max Schmeiser, head of data science, are all leaving the company.

The departures come after consumer manager Kayvon Beykpour and revenue product manager Bruce Falck announced they were leaving the company. In a series of tweets, Beykpour said it was not his decision to leave Twitter. The social media company also said it was suspending most hiring and cutting non-wage costs.

A Twitter spokesperson said the three are leaving the company for new opportunities. Bloomberg first reported the releases.

Twitter accepted Musk’s offer to buy the company for $54.20 per share on April 25. Musk told the banks that by raising money for the deal, he would cut executive and board salaries and push the company to cut other costs, Reuters previously reported.

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