Headhunting company CEO, Twitter added the former chief executive of Cisco and Padmasree Warrior CBS Interactive Jim Lanzone implementation of the struggling Internet company, according to a Bloomberg report.
Twitter is entering the fourth month of its CEO Dick Costolo search then resigned earlier this year. As co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey took over as interim CEO, it is increasing the pressure for the company to appoint a permanent head as executives jump ship, morale suffers, and the company's shares must be hit more 20% from the beginning of the search.
Twitter board will meet on Thursday to discuss the status of the search for CEO, which is driven by recruitment firm Spencer Stuart, Bloomberg said in the report.
Guerrero is something of a surprise candidate for the position of CEO of Twitter, because his background is in hardware, instead of advertising Internet-based consumer business. Guerrero was CTO of Cisco and strategy, but Cisco has announced in July that left the company amid a reorganization in which Chuck Robbins took over as CEO.
Lanzone serves as CEO of fighting Internet search company "ASK" for several years before becoming CEO of CBS Interactive in 2011.
The report does not specify whether the scope of Twitter to Guerrero and Lanzone led to any serious debate on the post of CEO. But he said that some candidates had contacted Spencer Stuart has no doubt that they were serious candidates, as many believe Dorsey eventually tapped for the job.
Twitter has said it is reviewing internal and external candidates for the post of CEO. But so far, the focus has been primarily on internal candidates as chief Adam Bain and income Dorsey. Dorsey is also the managing director of digital payments Square and Twitter list indicated previously permanent CEO will have to make a "full-time commitment" to Twitter.