WeWork loses its chief communications officer forward of deliberate IPO

It might simply be a greater job provide, however WeWork’s high communications govt, Jennifer Skyler, has introduced to her contacts that she is leaving the co-working big to change into the chief company affairs officer at American Categorical later this fall.

Skyler joined WeWork 4 years in the past as its first communications rent, after spending three years as a director of communications at Fb in New York. Skyler joined the fast-growing firm as its international head of public affairs, working with us carefully after we sat down with cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2017.

Final yr, she was promoted to the function of chief communications officer.

Skyler calls the previous few years an “unbelievable journey,” one she was prepared to finish simply as WeWork makes an attempt to go public, apparently in opposition to the desires of its greatest backer, SoftBank, which has issues about how WeWork will likely be valued by public market shareholders.

Price noting, one other high communications exec, Dominic McMullen, who joined WeWork in 2016 as a vp and the top of company communications, additionally not too long ago introduced some “private information,” telling his community in late July that after turning into a dad (twice) lately, he had determined to take day without work to spend together with his household in Brooklyn for now.

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