Dick Costolo is CEO at Twitter, taking the role in October 2010. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for monetization and the day to day operations of the business. Before joining Twitter, he was cofounder and CEO of FeedBurner, a digital content syndication platform that was acquired by Google in the summer of 2007. At Google, Dick was Group Product Manager on the Ads team responsible for social media ads.
Costolo spent most of the 90's in Chicago founding and running two other digital media companies: SpyOnIt, a web page monitoring service, and Burning Door Networked Media, a web design and development consulting company. Dick also performed in multiple productions with the acclaimed Annoyance Theater. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science.