The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg has quit the company. She was the company’s director of marketing and announced her resignation on Wednesday. She is leaving to start up her own media firm to help companies become more social under the name RtoZ Media.
She had worked at Facebook with her brother for 6 years. In her resignation letter, she wrote about her achievements at Facebook adding, “Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends under way in the media industry.”
Facebook confirmed the departure in a statement, which said: ‘We can confirm Randi has decided to leave Facebook to start her own company. We are all grateful for her important service.” There was no comment from her brother Mark.
Ranked among 50 “Digital Power Players” by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010, Zuckerberg organized and also was a correspondent for the ABC News / Facebook Democratic Party and Republican Party U.S. Presidential primaries debates in 2008 as well as the CNN/Facebook Inauguration Day Partnership in 2009 and Comcast’s Facebook Diaries.
Zuckerberg was also a correspondent at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions for Facebook in 2008. Remaining politically neutral, she told the Wall Street Journal that her Facebook journalist team was treated at the DNC “like rock stars.” On the evening of November 2, 2010, Zuckerberg worked at a “town hall” assembled by ABC News as part of its television coverage of U.S. national midterm elections.By: Pat Prescott
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