Name: Dick Costolo
Born: September 10, 1963, in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
- American businessman, entrepreneur, and investor.
- Current CEO of and former COO of Twitter.
- Founded the web feed management provider FeedBurner, which was acquired by Google (2007).
- Dick Costolo: Managing Twitter, the Social Media Giant (2014).
Honors and awards
- Named "one of Silicon Valley's most impressive CEOs" by Business Insider (2013).
- TIME Magazine's 10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs (2013).
- Appointed to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (2011).
"That's just silly. Closing a global business in reaction to single-issue national politics is foolish."
(commenting on Wikipedia's planned blackout concerning the SOPA controversy, 2012)