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Management

Jeff Weiner, Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals. Jeff joined LinkedIn in December 2008, and under his leadership, LinkedIn has rapidly expanded its global platform to 23 languages and 30 offices around the world, grown its membership base from 33 million to more than 313 million members and increased its revenue to more than $1.5 billion in 2013. Before LinkedIn, Jeff was an executive in residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firms’ consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities. Previously, Jeff served as executive vice president of Yahoo!'s Network Division, a business that generated $3 billion in annual revenue with more than 3,000 employees and responsibility for many of the company’s consumer-facing and industry-leading products. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2001, 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. In addition to LinkedIn, Jeff serves on the board of directors for Intuit Inc., DonorsChoose.org and Malaria No More. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Nick Besbeas, Vice President, Marketing

Nick Besbeas joined LinkedIn in January 2011 to lead the company’s global marketing strategy. He came to LinkedIn from Yahoo!, where he was Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Insights. During his five years at Yahoo!, Nick also led business-to-business marketing, direct marketing and customer support. In early 2000, he co-founded the marketing and business analytics firm digiMine, now Audience Science, a leader in behavioral and audience targeting. Prior to that, he was head of the Direct Marketing and Business Intelligence group at Microsoft, MSN, where he pioneered standards for direct marketing and customer intelligence on the web. Nick has also held roles at Quill Corporation and The Signature Group. He holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MA in Economics from DePaul University.

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Michael Callahan, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Michael Callahan is responsible for worldwide legal affairs at LinkedIn, including corporate, commercial, IP, litigation, compliance and privacy matters. Before joining LinkedIn, Michael served as the Chief Legal Officer at Auction.com, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, where he oversaw the company's legal, regulatory, intellectual property, government relations, compliance, ethics, and corporate governance matters. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Yahoo!. Callahan holds a B.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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Mike Gamson, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions

Mike Gamson joined the company in August 2007. He currently leads LinkedIn's Global Solutions Organization across the company's 30 offices worldwide. The GSO includes various functions ranging from field sales and professional services representatives, to research analysts, account managers and operational experts. There are three primary business groups within the GSO focused on servicing corporate customers – Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Sales Solutions. Previously, Mike was Director of Product Marketing at Advent Software, a provider of enterprise software for investment managers, where he led the Trading and Order Management business. Mike began his career as an entrepreneur in Costa Rica, founding a restaurant and boutique hotel in 1996. He sold the business to American investors and joined Bank of America as a financial analyst in Chicago the following year. Mike holds a BA from Amherst College.

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Kevin Scott, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations

Kevin Scott is responsible for software engineering at LinkedIn. Kevin's 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry as researcher, engineer, and leader. Prior to joining LinkedIn in February of 2011, Kevin oversaw mobile ads engineering at Google, including the integration of Google's $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Prior to its acquisition by Google, Kevin was responsible for engineering and operations at AdMob, the world's leading platform for mobile monetization. Before joining AdMob in 2007, Kevin held numerous leadership positions at Google in search and ads engineering, and was deeply involved with the company's early efforts establishing remote engineering centers, leadership development programs, and faculty outreach to top CS and engineering departments. Kevin is the recipient of a Google Founder's Award, an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, and an ACM Recognition of Service award. Kevin was a founding member of the ACM Professions Board and sits on the technical advisory boards for a number of startups. Kevin is the co-inventor on a number of pending and issued patents, and is the author or co-author of several peer reviewed scholarly publications. Kevin holds an MS in Computer Science from Wake Forest University and a BS in Computer Science from Lynchburg College.

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Steve Sordello, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Steve Sordello oversees financial operations at LinkedIn. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of two Nasdaq publicly-traded companies. In July 2007, Steve joined LinkedIn from TiVo, where he was part of the management team that delivered TiVo’s first-ever quarter of profitability. Prior to that, he was CFO for Ask Jeeves and helped lead the company through a transition from unprofitable back to a profitable, high-margin company. During his tenure there, revenues and earnings grew significantly, and the company’s market value increased from less than $40 million to more than $2 billion when it was acquired by IAC/Interactive Corporation in 2005. Steve has also held senior finance roles at Adobe Systems and Syntex Corporation (acquired by Roche). He holds an MBA and BA from Santa Clara University.


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Shannon Stubo, Vice President, Corporate Communications

Shannon Stubo has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate communications field and has worked at some of the world’s most innovative and disruptive companies since 1994. She joined LinkedIn in September 2010 as Vice President of Corporate Communications and is responsible for driving the company’s worldwide communications activities, including media relations, financial communications and consumer PR. Prior to joining LinkedIn, she was the Senior Director of Corporate Communications at OpenTable from 2008 to 2010. Before OpenTable, Shannon spent seven years at eBay, where she was most recently Vice President of Corporate Communications. During her tenure at eBay, she lived and worked in Zurich, Switzerland as eBay’s Director of European Communications. Shannon also worked at Yahoo! from 1998 to 2001 and at Intuit from 1994 to 1998. She studied Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University.

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Pat Wadors, Vice President, Global Talent Organization

Pat Wadors. joined LinkedIn in January 2013 to lead its world-class talent (HR) team. In addition to hiring, retaining and inspiring top talent, Pat is also responsible for all employee-related HR programs at LinkedIn, including compensation and benefits and performance management. She came to LinkedIn from Plantronics, where she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for leading the company's facilities and human resources programs across the all of its worldwide offices. From August 2011 until August 2012, Pat also served as the HR Executive Advisor to Twitter. In that role, she worked with Twitter's head of HR, CEO and Board of Directors to help guide their workforce talent strategies to scale the business, while also attracting and retaining key talent. Previously, Pat also spent more than four years at Yahoo!. As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Yahoo!. Pat led Yahoo!'s HR Business Partner function which supported 14,500 employees in more than 17 locations. Prior to Yahoo!, Pat served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Align Technologies and has also held senior human resource management positions at Applied Materials, Merck Pharmaceutical, Viacom International and Calvin Klein Cosmetics. She graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Ramapo College, with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology.

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