Dick Costolo

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Dick Costolo

Name: Dick Costolo

Born: September 10, 1963, in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • 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).

Significant publications

  • 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)