The rumor mill continues to churn over who Twitter proprietor Elon Musk would possibly make a choice to take over as CEO of his lately got platform, however hypothesis is rising that the billionaire entrepreneur has set his attractions on a loyal, longtime affiliate to function his substitute.
Musk first signaled in December, weeks after purchasing Twitter, that he would step apart as head of the corporate after polling Twitter customers at the prospect and announcing he would abide by means of the bulk’s stance that he must.
Days later, The Information reported that The Boring Company CEO Steve Davis simply may well be the “hardcore leader for Twitter” that Musk was once on the lookout for. The outlet reported that Davis had already been “acting as a proxy” for Musk at Twitter, and was once amongst those that camped out in on the corporate’s San Francisco headquarters following Musk’s takeover — even transferring in his spouse and new child child.
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Now, Platformer is also pointing to Davis as the likely frontrunner to take over Twitter, reporting this week that “Davis’ star has risen steadily since he came to Twitter as part of Musk’s transition team last year,” and saying his aggressive cost-cutting measures have “led to growing speculation internally that Musk will choose him to be Twitter’s next CEO.”
Davis has worked at a number of Musk’s companies, starting at SpaceX in 2003 as an engineer before transitioning to The Boring Company and now serving as a deputy at Twitter.
Meanwhile, other names have been floated as potential candidates for Twitter’s top job, including some of Musk’s former teammates from PayPal.
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But Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, signaled last month that an announcement may not come for some time.
Musk said virtually at the World Government Summit in Dubai two weeks ago that his top priority is ensuring Twitter can function, first.
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“I think I need to stabilize the organization and just make sure it’s in a financially wholesome position,” Musk stated concerning the timeline for deciding on a brand new Twitter CEO. “I’m guessing probably toward the end of this year would be good timing to find someone else to run the company.”
FOX Business’ Landon Mion contributed to this document.