- Rob Goldman, most recently Facebook’s VP of Ads, is leaving the company.
- Goldman’s departure follows Facebook overhauling its Ads and Business Platform (ABP) team this summer, and Dan Levy taking over as its VP of product on ads. That role eventually expanded to include all of business product.
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Rob Goldman, most recently Facebook’s VP of Ads, announced on Twitter Tuesday that he’s leaving the company.
Goldman was one of the company’s top-ranking advertising executives, and was at Facebook for more than seven years.
He was known for being a staunch defender on Twitter of the Facebook cause. In 2017, he denied that the company uses microphones on people’s smartphones for ad targeting, and in 2018, he sent out several tweets that were contrary to the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. He later apologized to his colleagues on the internal Facebook social network.
—Rob Goldman (@robjective) October 22, 2019
Goldman’s departure follows Facebook quietly shuffling its top sales execs earlier this year, and overhauling its Ads and Business Platform (ABP) team this summer. The team was combined under longtime Facebook exec Dan Levy, who was previously Facebook’s VP of small business and was promoted to VP of product on ads, and eventually all of business product.
Goldman was supposed to move on to another role in the company, Facebook had said. Business Insider asked Facebook for comment on his departure, and a company spokeswoman responded saying: “We wish him all the best.”