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Discord’s Marketing Chief Leaves After a Year on the Job

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Discord’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tesa Aragones, left her job at the text and audio communications platform earlier this month, according to a post on LinkedIn.

Aragones didn’t provide a reason for her departure or her next steps.

In her post, Aragones said, “As 2022 approaches, I find myself taking stock of the past year. More than anything, I am grateful. 2021 has sharpened my perspective on my own personal journey–on family, friendships, work and career. Having wrapped up my chapter Discord, I am proud of my achievements and know the talented team will continue to do great things. Now, as I look to the year ahead, I’m excited to move forward with intention.”

A Discord spokesperson confirmed the move to Forbes, which first broke the news, and revealed that CEO Jason Citron will fill in as interim CMO until the company can find a suitable successor.

“Tesa has done incredible work in helping us build Discord’s brand,” Citron stated to Forbes. “We are grateful for the contributions she's made as we've expanded to welcome people and communities all over the world to our service.”

Aragones is a professional brand builder and previously served as the CMO at photo sharing platform VSCO. Before that she worked at Nike for 10 years, where she created the Nike Training Club. Aragones also spent two years as a digital branding executive at davidandgoliath, eight years at Volkswagen, and five years at advertising agency DMB&B.

When Aragones joined Discord in September 2020, her priority was to help the startup grow its brand and audience. In the ensuing year, Discord’s monthly active user base swelled to around 150 million, an almost 158% increase from 56 million monthly active users in 2019.

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