Richard William Costolo (born September 10, 1963) is a businessman from the United States. From 2010 to 2015, he was the CEO of Twitter; before that, he was the COO. In October 2010, he became the successive CEO of Twitter after Evan Williams.
On June 11, 2015, it was announced that Costolo would stand down as CEO on July 1, 2015, and that he would be succeeded on an interim basis by Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey until the Board of Directors could identify a replacement. The New York Times reported on August 8, 2015, that Costolo would leave Twitter’s Board of Directors before the end of the year or when a new CEO was chosen.
Costolo was born in the Michigan town of Royal Oak. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in computer and communication sciences in 1985. After graduating, he declined offers from technological businesses and relocated to Chicago to engage in improvisational comedy.
Dick Costolo was born in Michigan on September 10, 1963. Costolo graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in computer and communication.
During his senior year of college, he became active in theater by taking theater classes to meet graduation requirements.
After leaving improv comedy in Chicago, Costolo spent eight years with Andersen Consulting as a senior manager in product and technology areas. He later co-founded a web development and designing consulting firm (Burning Door Networked Media), obtained by DKA (Digital Knowledge Assets) in October of 1996. In September 2000, he co-founded SpyOnIt, an online page monitoring service that was sold to 724 Solutions.
FeedBurner, a web feed management service, was developed in 2004 by Costolo, Eric Lunt, Steve Olechowski, and Matt Shobe. Dick Costolo joined Google when the search giant purchased FeedBurner in 2007. Costolo began working in other departments of Google after the acquisition. He departed Google in July 2009, and in September 2009, it was reported that he would be joining Twitter as COO. Although his role as CEO was planned to be provisional, it eventually became permanent while the former CEO was on paternity leave in 2010.
President Obama appointed Costolo to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in May 2011, with Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, and David DeWalt, President of McAfee Security.
After commenting on Wikipedia’s scheduled shutdown, he became embroiled in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) issue in January 2012. As he put it, “That’s ridiculous. It is unwise to close a global firm in response to a single issue in national politics.”
In 2013, Business Insider called him “The most outstanding CEO of Silicon Valley,” and Time magazine named him one of the Top 10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs. On May 4, 2013, Costolo delivered the 2013 spring commencement address to the University of Michigan graduating class.
Costolo was announced as a consultant on the HBO TV series Silicon Valley in October 2015. He appeared in two series episodes, episode 8 of Season 3 and the season 6 finale.
Costolo revealed in December 2015 that he had joined the board of directors of Patreon, a firm that lets artists earn funds for their creative endeavors.
Costolo said in January 2016 that he would co-found a fitness firm with Bryan Oki, CEO of Fitify. “We’re inventing a software platform that reimagines the path to personal fitness,” the co-founders say.
Costolo became a partner at Index Ventures in February 2016.
Costolo and his wife Lorin own a spacious Soho pad for $8 million from French fashion and furniture designer Alexandre de Betak.
Alexandre de Betak, a French fashion and furniture designer, sold Costolo and his wife Lorin a huge Soho house for $8 million.
Dick Costolo’s net worth is unknown
The net worth of Dick Costolo is reported to be $300 million.
Dick Costolo, how old are you?
Dick Costolo is 59 years old and was born on September 10, 1963.
Dick Costolo’s height?
Dick Costolo’s height is 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in).