LinkedIn Promotes Kevin Scott to Senior Vice President of Engineering
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 -- 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.