Snapchat hires manager away from Facebook

Evan Spiegel

Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel speaks during his commencement address to the USC Marshall School of Business in May.

(Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

A Facebook product manager has joined Snapchat’s growth team in Venice, becoming the latest Silicon Valley worker to be drawn south by the fast-expanding entertainment app maker.

Anthony Pompliano said Tuesday on Twitter that he moved to Los Angeles over the weekend to “lead Snapchat’s growth team.” His experience at Facebook included helping launch features related to elections and child abduction notifications, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Funded by more than $1 billion in venture capital and millions of dollars in ad revenue, Snapchat has brought on more than 300 software engineers, content producers and business executives since its founding in 2011. Many new hires have relocated to Los Angeles from Silicon Valley and elsewhere, seeing great potential in the company’s push to make the app a major force in chat and online video.

Chat with me on Twitter @peard33





Get our weekly California Inc. newsletter