Execs Flee The Messenger Mess and Its ‘Mad Dog’ Boss – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Execs Flee The Messenger Mess and Its ‘Mad Dog’ Boss

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The honeymoon is well and truly over at The Messenger where, just four months since launching, two key business executives have quit and others are looking to leave, Confider has learned.

Mia Libby, who joined The Messenger as chief revenue officer in November last year, resigned earlier this month; and Stephanie Parker who was head of marketing since December, has also exited the troubled startup. Three people familiar with the situation say both women resigned following clashes with Richard Beckman, The Messenger’s president who earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for his hard-charging ways at Condé Nast, where he once broke an employee’s nose.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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