Tesla’s chief accounting officer and chief people officer are leaving the company.
Dave Morton joined Tesla as Chief Accounting Officer just a day prior to Elon Musk posting a tweet about taking the company private. Musk abandoned that plan in 17 days and has since faced a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and lawsuits alleging market manipulation. And now, Morton is resigning due to “the level of public attention placed on the company," as mentioned in a regulatory filing. "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," Morton said in the filing. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting."
Also Gabrielle Toledano, the company’s chief people officer, took a leave of absence in August after 15 months on the job. She told Bloomberg News that she won’t rejoin the company after the leave period.