Twitter Names Pixar’s Rowghani CFO

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Twitter has hired Ali Rowghani, the CFO of Pixar Animation Studios, as its new CFO. This is the site’s second big outside executive hire. In September, Twitter brought in former Feedburner CEO Dick Costolo as its chief operating officer.

Among his responsibilities, Rowghani will have the enviable (?) task of overseeing Twitter’s bulging coffers, considering that the startup raised $100 million in a funding round in late September. He’ll also get to watch over Twitter’s budding plans to make money by introducing premium accounts — whenever that ends up happening. In a statement, Twitter CEO Evan Williams says, “Ali will be an important member of a growing team focused on creating value for our users and capturing the financial opportunities that result from it.”

Looks like Rowghani is already upping his tweeting in his new role. All in all, he has only sent seven Tweets over the last eight months –including five on Tuesday.

Before joining Pixar in 2001, Rowghani was an associate at consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

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