David Marcus, President of the fast-growing cryptocurrency company Metaverse Interactions, is leaving. According to a company spokesperson, David has been telling family and friends that he plans to go back to law school. Marcus joined Metaverse last year as President, from his position as the head of Messenger. He shared this comment on the company blog on the announcement of his departure:
Today I am excited to announce that I am stepping down from my role as President of Metaverse Interactions. My accomplishments in this role have been exceptional. It has been a privilege to work with the world’s leading game developers, unique new startups building online and mobile businesses around the Metaverse and leading blockchain experts who have played a critical role in our virtual reality strategy and visions. I will forever be grateful to be able to collaborate with all of them.
Marcus was the COO of Facebook Messenger when he left to lead Metaverse. The past year was rife with Metaverse announcements that would eventually form the foundation of its business model. We’ll all remember last year’s announcement about the Unity engine and its use for Metaverse, along with the two investment rounds from Facebook, Baidu, Disney, Asian Gaming, and more. Like most new tech, as Metaverse ramps up, there’s always the tendency to hire the well-connected experts. Marcus’ departure signifies a crucial juncture for the company. But the real question, which we have yet to find out the answer to, is who takes his place? Will more high-level talent stick around? And how will the company manage its collective transition to a world where currency is no longer associated with fortune?