Twitter has confirmed that seven year eBay veteran Mazen Rawashdeh will be replacing Nick Heyman as VP of Operations at the 400 person strong company. In true Twitter fashion, the move was announced in a tweet by Twitter VP of Engineering Michael Abbott.
At Ebay, Rawashdeh was responsible for the Ebay Marketplaces product and prior to that was Senior Director of Infrastructure and Engineering responsible for servers and data center operations. Prior to eBay Rawashdesh had held positions at Oracle, OPSWARE, and surprisingly enough the Sacremento Bee newspaper.
Twitter mentioned yesterday, on its fifth birthday, that it was hiring across engineering and operations, in a blog post by Abbott detailing its data center migration. It seems like Rawashdeh is the first of in a series of key hires, supporting the service in its continuing efforts to monetize and scale.
Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world. We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.