Randi Zuckerberg Calls it Quits; Moves On from Facebook to Start New Media Firm called RtoZ Media

August 4, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adios bro! That seems to be what Randi told her celebrity sibling at FB. And, in the anvil is a steaming hot new social media platform with hopes to over take Mark’s venture. Randi Zuckerberg has bid good bye to her brother Mark’s hugely successful Facebook. Randi calling it quits comes six years after she took over as director of marketing at Facebook.

From what folks at AllThingsD found out, she has put in her papers already. Facebook has confirmed that too. In case you are curious as to what she has written in her resignation note, here goes:

“I have spent my years at Facebook pouring my heart and soul into innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts around live, social, participatory viewing that the media industry has since adopted. We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change. Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.”

Though Mark Zuckerberg has not commented on Randi’s exit, Facebook as a company has said: “We can confirm Randi has decided to leave Facebook to start her own company. We are all grateful for her important service.”

The obvious  query that comes to mind next is what would the new company with Mark’s sister at the helm be called, right?  The new firm will most likely be christened RtoZ Media. Doesn’t that sound like it has a Randi Zuckerberg stamp on it?

Going by her contribution to the growth of Facebook, it looks like RtoZ Media will be a media company to watch out for.

If you would look at her resume, you will find there’s an Emmy Award too that came to her for live coverage of a current news event for her work on Facebook Live.As you all know, Facebook Live is a real-time news show she created and hosted. All the best, Randi.

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