Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey vowed to juggle both chief executive roles on Thursday, crediting his leadership teams at both companies for allowing him to handle both jobs.
“As long as I have great teams around me,” Dorsey told CNBC on the same day his mobile-payment company debuted its IPO. “It’s all made possible by our teams, our leadership teams.”
Dorsey acknowledged it’s “definitely hard” to balance running both companies, but he’s self-aware enough to do the job and leans heavily on his management squad.
“I just have the best teams on the planet,” he said, adding that he’s at both companies every day.
Before being named Twitter CEO, many industry experts predicted Dorsey wouldn’t be named CEO because of his dealing roles, but he surprised them all.
Since taking the helm, Dorsey laid off 8 percent of Twitter’s workforce in an effort to streamline work and cut a bloated engineer force.
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