Jeff Weiner has updated his profile from President to CEO of LinkedIn.

Six months ago, Jeff started at LinkedIn running our day-to-day operations as President of the company. During that time we’ve achieved record operating and financial results. Prior to LinkedIn, Jeff was an Executive in Residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Previously, he spent over seven years in key leadership roles at Yahoo!, managing businesses and products that reached over half a billion consumers worldwide. Jeff’s experience building multiple products on a global scale is highly relevant to LinkedIn and will be critical as we continue to grow the LinkedIn professional network around the world.

I look forward to working with Jeff as he leads the company. He and I share the same vision for Linkedin: connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. In the new world of work, every professional should establish their own brand online; every professional engages their network in order to connect with the people and information they need to compete and succeed.

While Jeff leads the company, I will focus on some big picture strategic issues for Linkedin – how Linkedin evolves to become more and more essential to professionals seeking to stay informed and find the right resources to accomplish their tasks fast and effectively.

We’re very excited about Jeff’s role as CEO, leading the company towards helping all professionals become connected and successful.

Reid Hoffman
Founder & Executive Chairman


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