Twitter Hires New Corporate Development Chief With IPO Background

twitter-logo-2012-newTwitter has hired Cynthia Gaylor as its new head of corporate development.

Gaylor has been serving as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where her recent focus has been in the tech sector. Notably, according to her LinkedIn profile, Gaylor’s background includes IPOs.

Most recently Cynthia is leading Morgan Stanley’s technology execution effort, advising clients across a broad array of strategic financing activities including IPOs, follow-on offerings, equity linked, private placement and debt security transactions. Cynthia has advised on transactions for Workday, ServiceNow, Palo Alto Networks, Facebook, Infoblox, Splunk, Zynga, Jive, Netflix and Linkedin.

Twitter has repeatedly said over the last few years that it’s not thinking about an IPO — including Jack Dorsey saying that just a couple days ago — but it seems more a matter of “when,” not “if.”

Gaylor tweeted this morning (her first tweet) about “focusing on mergers & acquisitions and strategy,” another area where Twitter’s been active. The company has acquired Bluefin Labs, Crashlytics and We Are Hunted in the last several months.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Top News | Twitter | Twitter: Business Issues

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