Randi Zuckerberg, sister of the CEO and co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, has left Facebook from the position of Director of Marketing to start her own social media firm. The news came as a surprise to many as Randi had been at Facebook for more than 6 years.
In her resignation letter, Randi said:
I have spent my years at Facebook pouring my heart and soul into innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts around live, social, participatory viewing that the media industry has since adopted. We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change. Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.
Check out Randi Zuckerberg’s resignation letter in full here
Facebook has issued a short statement, confirming her departure:
We can confirm Randi has decided to leave Facebook to start her own company. We are all grateful for her important service.
In case you didn’t know, Randi is renowned for developing Facebook Live — a real live show featuring webinars and topics related to Facebook. She was later nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of The Best Live Coverage.
Randi’s aim to start a new social media firm is to help companies become more social, and according to reports she has named it RtoZ Media. We are still now sure what type of services RtoZ Media is going to offer, but it will likely to be more of an advising company.