Bounds steps up at Facebook as Yu moves to Pramana

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook's Tucker Bounds is taking on communications and public policy director Larry Yu's responsibilities after Yu left the social network to join Sean Garrett, Brandee Barker, and Brian O'Shaughnessy at their firm The Pramana Collective.

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook's Tucker Bounds is taking on communications and public policy director Larry Yu's responsibilities after Yu left the social network to join Sean Garrett, Brandee Barker, and Brian O'Shaughnessy at their firm The Pramana Collective.

Bounds' job title will remain manager of corporate communications.

Yu announced his departure from the social networking giant in a Facebook post on Monday. He will join The Pramana Collective in June as a partner, working with clients and helping the firm's founders with various projects.

Yu joined Facebook almost five years ago. While there, he was responsible for corporate communications as Facebook transitioned from a private to public company.

Prior to Facebook, Yu worked at Google, MWW, and Cisco.

In February, former Twitter communications VP Garrett teamed up with Barker, former director of global communications and public policy at Facebook, and O'Shaughnessy, former head of global communications at Skype, to launch an agency. They revealed the firm's name a month later on Tumblr.

The trio has previously worked with Yu, Garrett said.

“I think this is a strong recognition of our model and what we are trying to create, that [Yu's] experience and the respect that he brings are joining us,” Garrett said. “As we grow, we are looking for other Larrys.”

In his Facebook post, Yu wrote: “Nearly five years ago, I joined some friends at a privately-held company called Facebook to help a small team scale and expand upon the company's story. That journey was, in a word, crazy. And fun. Terrifying. And gratifying. So I'm off to do it again.”

This story was updated on May 13 with information about Yu's replacement at Facebook.

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