Former Goldman and Sachs investment banker Ned Segal has been named as the new chief financial officer of Twitter. Segal worked as the CFO for patent risk management company RPX and as the senior vice president of finance at Intuit after working at Goldman and Sachs for 17 years.
Twitter has a new CFO: @nedsegal! Welcome to the flock
— jack (@jack) July 11, 2017
Speaking about his latest appointment, Ned took to Twitter and said he was excited to work with Jack Dorsey and the awesome leadership team.
— Ned Segal (@nedsegal) July 11, 2017
CNET on Tuesday reported the move comes as an effort to renew interest in the microblogging site which still lags in terms of profitability and size when compared with rival Facebook Inc. Dorsey called Segal an ideal fit for Twitter as they work to extend positive momentum, continue growing their audience and achieve greater operating efficiency.
The company’s chief operating officer Anthony Noto was doubling as the chief financial officer since late August 2017. Twitter has been looking for a CFO since Adam Bain quit in November last year. According to CEO Jack Dorsey, Ned Segal with a track record of driving profitable growth brings a principled, engaging and rigorous approach to the CFO role.
Twitter reported a better than expected user growth in April and saw a 3% rise in shares on Monday, before the announcement. According to the securities filing, Segal is entitled to receive a signing bonus of $ 300,000 with an annual salary of $ 500,000.
Segal is also eligible to receive 794, 444 shares of Twitter common stock to vest over four years and 372, 223 performance based restricted stock units that will be vested based on hitting certain performance targets over next four fiscal years.
The financial results of Twitter for the second quarter of 2017 are scheduled to be reported on July 27. This microblogging social networking startup has never posted a net profit on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis since its launch in 2006.