Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has taken shareholders on a wild ride lately, engaging in Twitter fights and recently appearing to smoke marijuana on a livestreamed podcast. The fanfare surrounding the electric automaker appears to have also taken its toll on high-level executives.
Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton announced Friday that he would be leaving the company after just one month on the job, citing “the level of public attention placed on the company.”
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"Since I joined Tesla on August 6, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations," said Morton in an 8-K filing.
Morton was the former chief financial officer of Seagate Technology.
Tesla’s chief people officer Gaby Toledano took a leave of absence in August after a little over a year heading the company’s human resources department. Toledano also announced Friday that she would not return, as per a Bloomberg report.
Shares of Tesla fell more than 8% to US$257.61 in Friday morning trading before closing the week 6.35 off at US$263.24.