Launched in 2004, co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg, many are unaware of his sister’s part in the social networking site, Facebook.
Randi Zuckerberg leaves to set up own social business
Randi Zuckerberg, sister of the co-founder worked as director of marketing for the social networking site for the past six years. However, she has now left her senior position behind to start up her own ‘social business’ named RtoZ Media.
On Wednesday Facebook announced that “We can confirm Randi has decided to leave Facebook and start her own company”. A spokesman of Facebook stated that they were grateful for her work and effort during the past six years.
According to her resignation letter, obtained by All Things Digital, Zuckerberg has spent the past six years at Facebook “innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts”. She continued on to say that she feels that now is the time for her to move away and outside of Facebook to create her own company which focuses on the “exciting new trends underway in the media industry”.
She goes on to say within her resignation letter that she is proud of what she achieved working for the social networking site but, feels as though she would be able to do just as much if not more for Facebook when she is on the outside. She states that her goal was “to launch my own innovative programming and work with media companies” and reassures that Facebook will remain the central element in all her new projects.
Help companies become more social
She may not have the innovator reputation of her brother; however Randi too went to Harvard, graduating in Psychology. The primary goal of her new business centres around helping companies be more social.
Industry commentators suggest that Randi Zuckerberg’s new venture would inevitably see her working alongside her brothers biggest rivals when it comes to Social Networking, such as Twitter and Google, whose newest platform Google+ has received nothing but positive reviews.
Marc Zuckerberg is yet to comment on his sister’s departure from Facebook.