Pixar Executive Jumps to Twitter

Pixar Animation Studios is losing its chief financial officer and senior VP of planning to Twitter.

The internet messaging company has hired Ali Rowghani away from the animation studio. He will start as the company’s CFO in March.

“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,” Twitter CEO Evan Williams said in a news release. “His thoughtfulness on retaining a great culture to work and staying consistent with your principles will also be a significant contribution.”

Rowghani is expected to play a key role in Twitter’s future, as the company explores ways to make money from the popular messaging system.