Garrett to leave Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: Sean Garrett, Twitter's VP of communications, is leaving the company.

SAN FRANCISCO: Sean Garrett, Twitter's VP of communications, is leaving the company. The announcement came today through a series of tweets by Garrett in which he mentioned that his two years at Twitter were the favorite of his career, and that he is going to take more than a two week break between jobs.

As for the next role in his career path, Garret tweeted “No plans yet. Free agency. After creating and fulfilling a killer sabbatical list (suggestions welcomed).”

Garrett also tweeted a number of shout outs to the Twitter communications team and also thanked co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, CEO Dick Costolo and co-founder and executive chairman Jack Dorsey “for the opp & for building a business where communicating fearlessly to build trust is a core value.”

Previously a partner at 463 Communications, Garrett joined Twitter in February 2010 as the company's first VP of communications. His initial focus was to build an in-house team to carry out communications strategy, messaging and media relations, as well as to communicate the value of the service.  

Garrett has also worked in VP roles at both Bite Communications and Applied Communications, and also served as assistant to the director of communications for the office of Gov. Pete Wilson (R-CA), between 1990 and 1992

Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment.

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