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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Is Stepped down

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On June 01, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, announced to step down and become executive chairman. Senior vice president of product, Ryan Roslansky, at LinkedIn will succeed him as CEO.

Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2017 for $27 billion, and it contributed a lot to revenue growth. Almost 6% of Microsoft’s total revenue comes from LinkedIn, and it’s growing very fast.

To become the business social network’s president, Weiner joined LinkedIn from Yahoo in 2008. He replaced Reid Hoffman co-founder of LinkedIn, and he became CEO.

LinkedIn is operating independently without any restrictions by Microsoft. And LinkedIn has full permissions. Also declared by the co-founder of LinkedIn Allen Blue, who said,

“All the growth we’ve been seeing has been in the way we’ve been operating our businesses.”

About Weiner’s Post

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Along with working in the LinkedIn Company, Weiner also worked in the senior leadership team of Microsoft. It was his dream job. Which he discloses this in his post at LinkedIn on Wednesday, February 05, 2020.

He said, “Last summer, I began talking with [Microsoft CEO] Satya [Nadella] about transitioning from my current dream job to my next one and helping him decide on my successor as CEO.”

He used a phrase in his post, again and again, saying “next play.” He said he adopted the above phrase from Mike Krzyzewski who is the coach of Duke, a Blue Devils basketball team of the University. Because of his post, it’s getting more common and popular among the people on LinkedIn congratulating each other on some achievements.

At Yahoo, Weiner had to deal with consumer-facing products that include emails and search services. Before joining Yahoo, he spent more than five years at Warner Bros, where he worked on an entertainment website.

Terry Semel, a co-CEO of Warner Bros, was Weiner’s guide. He followed him to Yahoo. Roslansky was the first employee hired by Weiner. Also, Roslansky spent his early years at Yahoo. He joined LinkedIn after leaving the job at Glam Media.

Weiner’s words for Roslansky

Jeff Weiner CEO at LinkedIn wrote in his post about Roslansky,

“He has been essential to the company’s success ever since: helping to build our Marketing Solutions business, developing LinkedIn’s Influencer program and publishing platform, overseeing the home page and Feed, running all of our consumer products, championing the acquisition of Lynda.com, and co-developing our prioritization framework for the Microsoft integration.”

However, the seat of vice president of products was of Tomer Cohen, who is now the head of products.

Yusra Chauhdary
I am a creative person with a wide range of technical skills. I specialize in content and SEO for websites, but I also write articles, blog posts, and any other writing that needs a unique, professional voice.

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