Jeff Weiner joined LinkedIn in December 2008, serving as the Chief Executive Officer since June 2009, and as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2009. A consumer Web product executive with over 19 years of experience, Jeff has helped build LinkedIn into the Web's largest and most powerful network of professionals. Under his leadership, LinkedIn has tripled its revenue, rapidly expanded its global platform and increased its membership base from 33 million to more than 300 million members around the world.
Prior to joining LinkedIn, Jeff was an Executive in Residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firm's consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Yahoo!'s Network division, a roughly $3 billion annual revenue business with more than 3,000 employees and responsibility for many of the company's consumer-facing and industry-leading products. Before Yahoo!, Jeff spent more than six years at Warner Bros., where he helped oversee the company's online efforts and developed the initial business plan for Warner Bros. Online in 1994. Jeff serves on the boards of Intuit, Inc., DonorsChoose.org, Malaria No More, and as an advisory board member at Venture for America.
He holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer
Jun, 2009 - Current (over 7 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Dec, 2015||Figma||$14M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2015||Headspace||$34.3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2015||Kaizena||$900k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2014||Change.org||$25M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Slack||$42.75M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||Figma||$3.87M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||#waywire||$1.75M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2009||Cloudera||$5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2009||Slack||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2009||Bloomspot||$2.05M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2008||Vox Media||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Sep 29, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Salesforce raises anti-trust concerns about Microsoft's LinkedIn deal|
|Sep 22, 2016||PC World - LinkedIn Learning finally puts Lynda.com's tech training courses to work|
|Sep 22, 2016||Venture Beat - LinkedIn reveals what it’s doing with Lynda.com: LinkedIn Learning|
|Sep 13, 2016||Economic Times - Betting big on India, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner launches three products|
|Jul 26, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Marc Benioff tried to buy LinkedIn even after it announced the deal with Microsoft|
|Jul 22, 2016||Entrepeneur Magazine - How Google and Others Succeed with OKRs|
|Jul 22, 2016||WSJ - ATD - Salesforce Would Have Bid ‘Much Higher’ for LinkedIn|
|Jul 21, 2016||VOA - Economy - Silicon Valley's Yahoo Diaspora Mourns Company's Decline|