Twitter Nabs Former Salesforce Exec Chris Fry As VP Of Engineering

After hiring a new VP of Communications, Twitter is adding key engineering staff. Chris Fry, a former exec at Salesforce, has joined Twitter as VP of Engineering.

According to Fry’s LinkedIn profile, he was previously the Senior Vice President of Development at Salesforce, where he was responsible for all development including Chatter, platform, applications and other core products. Fry joined Salesforce in 2005 as an engineering manager. Prior to his time at Salesforce, he was an engineer at BEA.

It looks like Fry will take over the role left by Michael Abbott, who left Twitter last Fall, and is now a partner at Kleiner Perkins. Fry will also join recently hired VP of Infrastructure Engineering, Adam Messinger.

We hear Twitter also hired Ruslan Belkin from LinkedIn as Director of Engineering, Search and Relevance.