The Director of Communication of Facebook worldwide, Caryn Marooney, announced, precisely in his profile on the social network, that he leaves the company he joined in 2011.
Marooney has spent eight years working for Mark Zuckerberg’s firm and, since then, the communication needs of the company have changed considerably, as has the social network itself.
“In the last 10 months, 10 top managers of Facebook have decided to leave the company.”
Not only has it grown in number of users, but at this time it has also faced important reputation problems in which it is still immersed, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the proliferation of false news in the social network or the interference of external actors that significantly influenced the results of elections such as those that led Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, among others.
They are not easy subjects to manage from the point of view of corporate communication and Marooney has simply decided to reorient his professional career towards other paths. As she herself has communicated in her farewell post, she has decided, after much meditating, to “return to her origins” and to deepen in technology and product themes.
The output is friendly and in his post Marooney thanks both Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the director of Operations of Facebook and with whom he worked very closely, their work and companionship. For his part, the CEO of the company responded through Facebook thanking him “for the dedication and brilliance of his work over the years.
It is normal that a manager, after eight years from joining a position, decides to undertake new challenges. However, the departure of Marooney must be put in context. During the last 10 months, there have been 10 Facebook executives who have decided to leave the company.
In this sense, the last in terms of retention of talent for Facebook has not been an easy year. Among others, last year they left the firm Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe.