4 analysts break down Bret Taylor’s pretty sweet week

December 1, 2021.

The image is from the cloud service company, Salesforce.

For a casual observer of the tech industry, this week has been a good one: On Monday, he was named board chair at Twitter, and yesterday, he became the co-CEO and co-chair at a software company.

Taylor seemed well positioned to influence what goes on at the micro-blogging site while also finding himself on an equal footing with the outgoing CEO of the company.

The co-CEO setup can be difficult.

There was a reality check today when The Information reported that Taylor would be co-CEO with Benioff.

Taylor still has to be feeling good about himself, regardless of his position on the company's org chart, despite the fact thatSalesforce has not responded to our request for comment on this report.

He joined Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence in 2007, after working as a product manager at the company. He co-founded FriendFeed, an early social media network that was popular before the rise of social media.

In just one week, Taylor has accepted two substantial positions at two tech powerhouses.

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