Facebook has confirmed to us that Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg will be leaving Facebook to start her own social media consulting company RtoZMedia.
The other Zuckerberg had spent six years at Facebook, becoming Director of Marketing in 2009 and leading the company’s Facebook Live programs among other social media-ey initiatives.
ATD has her resignation letter addressed to Sheryl Sandberg and I’m assuming PR VP Elliot Schrage. Meanwhile, I haven’t yet persuaded anyone at Facebook to give me a heads up on whom might replace her as Marketing honcho (I’m hearing it will be an external hire) so I’m just going to post this video of RaZu singing “Valley Freude” in 2005 — before she was a star — and also that iconic pic of her hugging Mike at The Crunchies in 2009.
Both these moments represent the blithe irreverence that I love about our industry (And “Valley Freude” is surprisingly still relevant).
Here’s her Facebook status update about the job change. I’ll update this post if I stumble across any more info.