Thursday 22 June 2017

Little named new Twitter Ireland MD

Mr Little is set to be in charge of the social network’s European headquarters in the capital, which already employs more than 200 people and is expanding. Photo: Sam boal/RollingNews.ie
Mr Little is set to be in charge of the social network’s European headquarters in the capital, which already employs more than 200 people and is expanding. Photo: Sam boal/RollingNews.ie

Ryan Nugent

Storyful founder Mark Little has been appointed as the new managing director of Twitter in Ireland.

The former RTÉ broadcaster, who left Storyful in June 2015, has taken up the role with current chief Stephen McIntyre leaving the company.

McIntyre will stay on at Twitter until the end of the month, before moving to Irish tech finance business Frontline Ventures. McIntyre said it was "a very difficult decision" to leave but he is ready for something new.

Mr Little is set to be in charge of the social network's European headquarters in the capital, which already employs more than 200 people and is expanding.

He has previously worked as RTÉ's Washington correspondent and left the State broadcaster in 2009.

He started news-sourcing agency Storyful that year and subsequently sold the company to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for €18m in 2013.

The entrepreneur then stepped down as Storyful's director of editorial innovation last year.

Irish Independent

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