Weiner Becomes LinkedIn CEO

    June 24, 2009
    Chris Crum

LinkedIn has named Jeff Weiner as its CEO, replacing Reid Hoffman, who wil remain on as founder and executive chairman. Weiner has been in the interim president role since January.

During Weiner’s time in the President role, he has overseen all operations and played a defining role in developing and excuting the company’s strategy on a global scale.

Speaking of that global scale, LinkedIn announced this week that it was investigating ways to make LinkedIn available in more languages. Out of the users the company polled, the majority said they’d help out with this for upgraded accounts.

"Working closely with Reid and the team over the past six months exceeded all of my expectations coming into the company," says Weiner. "I couldn’t be more excited about our progress to date, and the opportunity ahead of us."

Jeff Weiner

"LinkedIn was founded to harness the power of the internet to create a tool that would help individuals become more effective and successful professionals," says Hoffman. "Over the past six months, Jeff has done an exceptional job leading the company and I look forward to continuing the work that we have begun together."

Before becoming interim president at LinkedIn, Weiner held executive titles with Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. He also held leadership positions at Yahoo such as executive vice president of the company’s network division.