LinkedIn Names Anil Khatri Vice President of Engineering

Palo Alto, CA — July 2, 2007 — LinkedIn Corporation, the world's largest and most effective professional network, today announced the appointment of former Yahoo! executive Anil Khatri as Vice President of Engineering and the promotion of LinkedIn co-founder Jean-Luc Vaillant to Chief Technology Officer. These two executives will lead the outstanding engineering team that is building LinkedIn’s innovative professional network. 

LinkedIn is rapidly hiring software engineers and expects to name a Vice President of Network Operations in the near future to further strengthen its world-class technology team. “As LinkedIn continues to build out its network capabilities and expand as a company, we are attracting the top engineering talent in Silicon Valley,” said Dan Nye, CEO, LinkedIn. “Our technology leadership team is focused on accelerating innovation and continuing to make our product even more useful and appealing for current and new users of LinkedIn.” 

“As an engineer, I’m drawn to LinkedIn because it provides the opportunity to develop innovative Internet tools used by millions of professionals,” said Anil Khatri, Vice President Engineering, LinkedIn. “Moreover, I was drawn by the reputation of the people at LinkedIn, the team is phenomenally bright and I’m looking forward to helping build upon such a strong foundation.” 

About the LinkedIn Technology Leadership Team

  • Jean-Luc Vaillant, CTO, has more than 20 years of software engineering experience, working on projects ranging from mini systems in the early 1980s to distributed UNIX systems in the late 1990s. He has held senior management positions at a number of leading companies in Silicon Valley. Jean-Luc is one of the original five founders of LinkedIn.
  • Anil Khatri, Vice President Engineering, has over 20 years of experience in developing software products and platforms for industry leaders such as Yahoo! Prior to LinkedIn, Anil served as Vice President of Engineering for Advertising Systems at Yahoo!, managing all the engineering teams that develop and operate Yahoo’s graphical advertising products. Anil’s team at Yahoo! developed the world’s largest real-time graphical advertising platform that delivers more than 10 billion ads every day and generates revenue of more than $1.5 Billion. Prior to Yahoo! Anil served in senior management positions at Tandem Computers and Zaplet. Anil also founded and served as president of PerformQuest, an enterprise software and services company. LinkedIn is the Internet’s premier professional network, where over 11 million professionals find customers, jobs, employees, investors, business partners, service providers, industry experts and opportunities through their network of business relationships. With over 11 million members, the LinkedIn network is currently growing at a rate of over 180,000 members a week, with 18 new members joining each minute. The company also expects to double in size over the course of the next year.

About LinkedIn 
LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. Currently, more than ten million professionals are on LinkedIn, representing all five hundred of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as a wide range of household names in technology, financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, and numerous other industries. LinkedIn is backed by world-class investors including Sequoia Capital, Greylock, the European Founders Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners.