LinkedIn appoints Clifford Rosenberg as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand
Mountain View, Calif. and Sydney, Australia -- November 18, 2009 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 52 million members globally and more than 1.1 million members in Australia and New Zealand, today made an important stride in its international expansion with the appointment of Clifford Rosenberg as managing director of Australia and New Zealand. Rosenberg’s long-term responsibility will be to grow the company’s diverse business model comprised of user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing for the Australia and New Zealand market. Near-term this will include a focus on user engagement, strategic partnerships, marketing and general operations. Rosenberg will be based in Sydney.
“Given the opportunity to expand our business in Australia and New Zealand, we’re excited about Cliff joining the team,” said Jeff Weiner, chief executive officer of LinkedIn. “LinkedIn offers the growing number of digitally connected professionals in Australia powerful tools to network and collaborate. Establishing our first office in Australia allows us to accelerate our efforts to deliver the best user experience and expand our local partnerships.”
Rosenberg has a distinguished 20-year career in the digital space, both as an entrepreneur and executive. He was formerly the managing director of Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand where he was responsible for all aspects of the local operation for more than three years. Most recently, he has taken on a number of directorships including chairman of Sound Alliance, one of Australia’s largest independent online publishers; and chairman of Clear Light Digital, a digital and online marketing agency based in Melbourne.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Rosenberg was the founder and managing director of iTouch Australia and New Zealand, a leading wireless application service provider. He grew the Australian office to one of the largest mobile content and application providers in Australia with key partnerships with companies such as Ninemsn, Yahoo!, Telstra and Vodafone.
Previously, Rosenberg was head of corporate strategy for Vodafone Australasia and also served as an international management consultant with Gemini Consulting and Bain Consulting. He earned a master of science degree in management as well as bachelor’s degree of business science in economics and marketing. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://au.linkedin.com/in/cliffrosenberg.
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world’s professionals. The company boasts a diverse business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and software licensing. The LinkedIn web site was launched in 2003 and is the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 52 million members representing 200 countries and every Fortune 500 company. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and is privately held.