Jeff Weiner, who has been leading the company LinkedIn as a CEO for the past 11 years, will now be taking the seat of executive chairman of the company. Whereas, Ryan Roslansky, who is currently leading as head of the product, will step up as the CEO by June 1, 2020. On the other hand, Tomer Cohen, who was working under Ryan Roslansky, will be leading the product team effectively by June 1.
Weiner joined LinkedIn in December 2008. In 2009 he was in the board of directors and then by July 2009, he took the seat of CEO and since then was serving the company to build into the web’s largest social network for the professionals. Under the leadership of Weiner, LinkedIn grew from 33 million to 675+ million members. All these years, not only the company’s revenue increased many folds, but the network expanded globally.
LinkedIn has a torrid growth user base and has the surprising ability to infer your connections, with several smart emails to help engage you more. With this and many other innovations, LinkedIn is ultimately a leading professional platform with not a single strong competitor.
Jeff Weiner Leadership Adventures
Previously, Jeff Weiner has served Accel Partners and Greylock Partners as an Executive in Residence. He also had served Yahoo! As the Executive Vice President. He also completed six years at Warner Bros where he oversaw the company’s efforts for online visibility and developed a business plan for Warner Bros, which was a big hit. Moreover, he also had the opportunity to serve Intuit Inc., DonorsChoose.org, Malaria No More, and Venture for America as Board Member.
The changes to the company are significant as for Weiner, LinkedIn was his dream job. He led the company rockingly and during his tenure Microsoft did acquire the company for $26.2 billion back in 2016. This is where Ryan Roslansky, who joined LinkedIn in 2008, helped him in LinkedIn’s integration with Microsoft. Roslansky also led the acquisition of the online-education site Lynda. After taking charge as CEO Roslansky will report directly to Satya Nadela, CEO of parent company Microsoft.
Jeff Weiner is not stopping here. It seems like he is up to his next dream job and will be serving it as the next Executive Chairman of LinkedIn.
The new CEO of LinkedIn, Ryan Roslansky
Jeff Weiner said about Ryan Roslansky in his blog post, “Ryan was the first hire I made after joining LinkedIn in December 2008. He has been essential to the company’s success ever since: helping to build our Marketing Solutions business, developing LinkedIn’s Influencer program and publishing platform, overseeing the home page and Feed, running all of our consumer products, championing the acquisition of Lynda.com, and co-developing our prioritization framework for the Microsoft integration. Most recently, as our global head of product, Ryan has been a key architect in reshaping LinkedIn’s increasingly complex consumer and enterprise applications into a single, holistic, global ecosystem. In doing so, he has helped lead one of the best performing stretches in the company’s history.”
Everyone has eyes on LinkedIn’s new CEO Ryan Roslansky as what and how he will be serving the company. Now, will the new leadership have a positive impact on the business or will the company trip. But we wish to see him taking the new opportunities and making the business more successful. What do you think about it? Share in comments!
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