Jack Dorsey’s new title: Block Head

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter testifies at Congressional hearing, March 25, 2021.


Jack Dorsey is no lengthier the CEO of Block. He no more time has the title, at least.

In a submitting with the SEC on Friday, the enterprise previously acknowledged as Square mentioned Dorsey has altered his title to Block Head. Block up to date its bylaws to mirror Dorsey’s new function, taking away the need for the company to have an officer holding the titles of CEO and president.

It is however a different way that Dorsey is intersecting with Tesla’s Elon Musk, who is attempting to obtain Twitter, the other organization that Dorsey co-launched and utilized to operate. Last year, Musk took on the title of “Technoking of Tesla,” while he nevertheless continues as CEO. Musk later on reported his position as CEO was “a manufactured-up title.”

Dorsey has produced equivalent opinions at the very least as considerably again as 2012, when he tweeted, “Titles, like ‘CEO’, get in the way of carrying out the right matter. Regard to the men and women who ignore titles, and fight like hell for what is right.”

Block said it adjusted Dorsey’s title “at his ask for” on April 20. The phrase “blockhead” is outlined as “a silly person” in Merriam-Webster’s on-line dictionary.

Dorsey launched Sq. in 2009 with Jim McKelvey. The firm has largely centered on payments, but lately moved into the crypto industry, generally by its Income Application. In transforming its title to Block in December, the enterprise mentioned its former moniker experienced develop into synonymous with its seller organization for offering products, while the rebrand “results in area for further more progress.”