LinkedIn Adds Stan Meresman As Director

Mountain View, Calif.-based professional networking site LinkedIn added Stan Meresman as the seventh member of its board of directors. LinkedIn is backed by multiple venture investors, including Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

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LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 80 million members globally, today announced the appointment of Stan Meresman to its board of directors. In addition to LinkedIn, Meresman is a board member at Riverbed Technology, Meru Networks and HyTrust. Previously, Meresman served on the boards of directors at Polycom, VMware, Starfish Software and Lightsurf, as well as an advisor to Silicon Image, Inktomi and Real Networks. LinkedIn decided to expand its board as its membership and operations continue to scale globally and as a way to position itself for long-term growth.

“As we continue to grow our business, we will truly benefit from Stan’s strong financial acumen and valuable experience”

“As we continue to grow our business, we will truly benefit from Stan’s strong financial acumen and valuable experience,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. “We feel very fortunate to be able to add someone of Stan’s caliber and experience to our board.”

Meresman has held executive or advisory roles at high-growth technology companies for more than 25 years. He was General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) from November 2001 through December 2003 and then a Venture Partner until December of 2004. Previously, Meresman was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) from 1989 to 1997. Meresman earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also attended Stanford Law School Directors’ College corporate governance program in June 2010.

The appointment of Meresman brings the total number of LinkedIn board members to seven. The current board consists of A. George “Skip” Battle, Reid Hoffman, Leslie Kilgore, Mark Kvamme, David Sze and Jeff Weiner.

About LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an Internet platform company focused on connecting the world’s professionals. The LinkedIn website launched in 2003 and is the world’s largest professional network with more than 80 million members, representing every country and executives from every Fortune 500 company. The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from user subscriptions, advertising sales and hiring solutions. LinkedIn is headquartered in Mountain View, California.