Thorpe joins the company by way of a Skype, where he spent the last year, after a full five years at Google. Billing himself as an international staffing guru, Marcus helped build out Google's European offices and says he was the first member of the EMEA Engineering and Operations recruitment team for Google in Europe, when he worked for the search giant from June 2005 until September of last year. His LinkedIn profile suggests he had a hand in the recruiting of more than 800 European employees for Google over the five-year period.
Marcus, International @Talent_Sleuth to Make Calls for Twitter
After leaving Google last fall, he joined Skype, which was recently acquired by Microsoft for more than 8 billion, quite possibly making the role a bit less interesting than when it was a more scrappy independent company. Now he'll be making phone calls on behalf of Twitter. No idea if he prefers to use Skype to do his recruiting.