Facebook ad chief Carolyn Everson departs
Carolyn Everson, Facebook's longtime head of global ad sales, has left the company, Axios has confirmed.
Why it matters: Everson led Facebook through years of record ad growth, but also through intense scrutiny around Facebook's role in promoting nefarious content.
Details: Nicola Mendelsohn, who currently runs the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of Facebook's Global Business Group, will be Everson's interim replacement.
- "We wish Carolyn the best as she moves into a new chapter. We are grateful for her contributions,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
- The Verge's Alex Heath first reported the news.
Be smart: Everson, who has been with the company for over a decade, was the person responsible for fielding most of the angst from interest groups that were boycotting ads last summer over hate speech.
- Under her tenure as VP, Global Business Group, Facebook's revenue has grown from $3.7 billion in 2011 to nearly $86 billion in 2020.
What to watch: Last week, Axios reported that Facebook named Marne Levine, a longtime operations and policy executive at the company, to the newly created role of chief business officer.