MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LinkedIn
(NYSE:LNKD), the world's largest professional network on the Internet,
today announced the promotion of Kevin Scott to senior vice president
of engineering. In his expanded role, Scott will continue to direct key
engineering efforts to accelerate innovation and deployment of new
services for LinkedIn members. Scott will report directly to LinkedIn
CEO Jeff Weiner.
Scott joined LinkedIn in February 2011 as vice president of
engineering. In this role, he was instrumental in expanding and
enhancing LinkedIn's rapidly growing software infrastructure, and he
led far-reaching engineering initiatives to increase the value LinkedIn
delivers to its members.
Scott's 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry
as researcher, engineer, strategist and leader. Scott joined LinkedIn
in February 2011 from Google, where he led mobile ads engineering.
Prior to this, he ran engineering and operations at AdMob, the world's
leading platform for mobile monetization, and was instrumental in the
integration efforts following the $750 million acquisition of AdMob by
Google in 2010. Previously, Scott held numerous leadership positions at
Google in search and ads engineering.
"Kevin is one of the brightest minds and best leaders in the software
engineering industry, and we are fortunate to have him at LinkedIn,"
said Weiner. "In his time at LinkedIn, Kevin's built a world-class
engineering team; delivered the ability to create great products our
members love; and spearheaded the effort to re-architect our software
development and deployment process, which is now the foundation for our
accelerated product innovation plan going forward."
Among numerous honors, Kevin has received a Google Founder's Award, an
Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, and an ACM Recognition of Service award. He was
a founding member of the ACM Professions Board and sits on the
technical advisory boards for a number of startups.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make
them more productive and successful. With more than 150 million members
worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company,
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet.
The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from
member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.
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