Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s most prominent liaison to the world of advertising for years and through thick and thin, is leaving the company.
“I have left Facebook,” Everson posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “I am extremely proud of what we set out to accomplish but way more proud of my team and the support we showed each other, especially in difficult times. 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. I am very much looking forward to starting a new chapter.”
It was unclear what prompted Everson’s departure, but there has been executive shuffling at Facebook for more than a year. Facebook issued a short response on Wednesday: “We wish Carolyn the best as she moves into a new chapter. We are grateful for her contributions,” said a Facebook spokesperson in an e-mail statement.
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Nicola Mendelsohn was named in the interim to fill Everson’s role as head of the Facebook global business group. Mendelsohn has been leader of the EMEA region for the global business group for more than eight years. Facebook said Mendelsohn was not promoted to officially take over Everson's position, at this time.