Facebook ad chief Carolyn Everson departs

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Carolyn Everson, Facebook's longtime head of global ad sales, has left the company, Axios has confirmed.

Why it matters: Everson led Facebook through years of record ad growth, but also through intense scrutiny around Facebook's role in promoting nefarious content.

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Details: Nicola Mendelsohn, who currently runs the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of Facebook's Global Business Group, will be Everson's interim replacement.

  • "We wish Carolyn the best as she moves into a new chapter. We are grateful for her contributions,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

  • The Verge's Alex Heath first reported the news.

Be smart: Everson, who has been with the company for over a decade, was the person responsible for fielding most of the angst from interest groups that were boycotting ads last summer over hate speech.

  • Under her tenure as VP, Global Business Group, Facebook's revenue has grown from $3.7 billion in 2011 to nearly $86 billion in 2020.

What to watch: Last week, Axios reported that Facebook named Marne Levine, a longtime operations and policy executive at the company, to the newly created role of chief business officer.

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