Twitter has hired Cynthia Gaylor to work as their head of corporate development. Stanley previously worked at Morgan Stanley as a managing director. Despite constant denials of plans to go public, rumor has it that Twitter will likely go public in 2014.
Gaylor has overseen a number of high-profile technology acquisitions and IPOs according to her LinkedIn profile:
“In particular Cynthia has been focused on the internet, e-commerce, mobile and software sectors, advising clients on strategic transactions including Amazon.com’s acquisition of Quidsi (Diapers.com), Arcot’s sale to CA, AdMob’s sale to Google, Zappos’ sale to Amazon, GoldenGate Software’s sale to Oracle, eBay’s acquisition of GMarket, Intuit’s divestiture of IRES, and the divestitures of VeriSign’s mobile messaging, managed security and communication services businesses.
Most recently Cynthia is leading Morgan Stanley’s technology execution effort, advising clients across a broad array of strategic financing activities including IPOs, follow-on offerings, equity linked, private placement and debt security transactions. Cynthia has advised on transactions for Workday, ServiceNow, Palo Alto Networks, Facebook, Infoblox, Splunk, Zynga, Jive, Netflix and LinkedIn [sic].”