Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock, and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn. Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. His areas of focus include consumer Internet, enterprise 2.0, mobile, social gaming, online marketplaces, payments, and social networks. Reid likes to work with products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects. An accomplished entrepreneur, executive and angel investor, Hoffman has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal.
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.
Reid Garrett Hoffman [ 4 ] (born August 5, 1967) is an American entrepreneur , venture capitalist and author . Hoffman is best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn , a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching. [ edit ] Early life and career Hoffman was born in Stanford , California , the son of Deanna Ruth Rutter and William Parker Hoffman, Jr., [ 5 ] [ 6 ] and grew up in Berkeley , California . His paternal great-great-great-grandfather was Presbyterian minister and Indiana University president pro tempore Theophilus Adam Wylie . [ 6 ] He attended high school at The Putney School , [ 7 ] where he farmed maple syrup, drove oxen and studied epistemology. [ 8 ] He graduated from Stanford University in 1990 (where he won both a Marshall Scholarship and a Dinkelspiel Award) with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and Cognitive Science . [ 9 ] He went on to earn an M.A. in philosophy from Oxford University in 1993.
LinkedIn Corp.’s shares dropped to the lowest level in five months after its so-called lockup period ended, letting some early investors and employees sell the stock for the first time since the initial public offering. LinkedIn, the biggest networking site for professionals, fell 2.8 percent to $70 in New York trading, reaching the lowest point since June 24.