Carolyn Everson’s exit from Facebook this week after more than 10 years came as a shock both to those inside the company and the people she’s impacted across the industry.
People close to her said the VP of Facebook’s global business group was tired of running interference for Facebook and was hurt when the social media giant gave its chief business position to Marne Levine.
In a Facebook post about her exit, Everson wrote: “I always said no one will ever mention at my funeral the amount of revenue I oversaw. But hopefully one day someone will say my legacy at Facebook was in how I showed up for my team, for our clients and for our industry.”
The legacy she left behind is not lost on the people she’s worked with while at Facebook. At the news of her departure, industry leaders took to social media to praise Everson’s work ethic and her ability to remain loyal to Facebook through its tribulations.