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Facebook Executive Bios

Post by Josh on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:01 pm

Executive Bios




Mark Zuckerberg
Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark attended Harvard University and studied computer science before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.





Christopher Cox
VP of Product


Christopher Cox is the Vice President of Product at Facebook, where he is responsible for organizing Facebook’s product strategy and overseeing the product management and design functions. Christopher joined Facebook in 2005 as a Software Engineer and was instrumental in implementing first versions of key Facebook features, including News Feed and Inbox. He then became Director of Human Resources where he drove the development of Facebook’s mission, values and people strategy. Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University.





David Ebersman
Chief Financial Officer


David Ebersman is the Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, where he leads the finance, facilities and information technology teams. Prior to joining Facebook in 2009, David worked at Genentech Inc., a leading biotechnology company, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. David joined Genentech in 1994 and served in a number of roles at the company including Senior Vice President, Product Operations, Vice President, Product Development, and Director, Business Development. Prior to Genentech, David worked as a Research Analyst at Oppenheimer & Company Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and was selected as a Fellow in the Henry Crown Fellowship Program. David holds a bachelor’s in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.





David Fischer
VP of Advertising and Global Operations


David Fischer is the Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations at Facebook and oversees sales, advertiser marketing and customer operations throughout the world. He joined Facebook after over seven years at Google, where he was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations and was responsible for Google’s online sales channel, which represents the majority of Google’s customers worldwide. In that role, he helped build Google's online advertising network into the largest in the world. Prior to that, David served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration. Earlier, David was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he covered economics, business and politics from Washington DC. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford University. He serves on the board of the SEEP Network, a global non-profit dedicated to microfinance and enterprise development.





Lori Goler
VP of Human Resources and Recruiting


Lori Goler is the Vice President of Human Resources and Recruiting and is responsible for all aspects of Facebook’s people strategy including growing, developing and retaining the Facebook team. Lori joined Facebook following five years at eBay, where she led consumer marketing with responsibility for marketing strategy, brand management, advertising and consumer promotions. While there, she also served as General Manager of the eBay Stores business. Lori was a founding member of the executive team at babystyle.com where she led operations and merchandising. In that role, she led the roll-out of babystyle.com which became a leading online retailer in the category. Lori started her career at The Walt Disney Company focused on strategy and business planning for consumer products businesses. Lori holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government.





Dan Rose
VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing


Dan Rose is the Vice President of Partnerships and Platform Marketing at Facebook. Dan is responsible for Facebook’s worldwide business development and M&A activities, and he leads product marketing and partnerships for Facebook Platform and Credits. Dan joined Facebook in 2006 after seven years at Amazon.com where he held various positions in business development and general management, including his last role where he helped incubate and develop the Amazon Kindle. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and attended the University of Michigan Business School for one year before joining Amazon. Dan currently sits on the board of Borders Group, Inc.





Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer


Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. She oversees the company's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She was also instrumental in launching Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm. Before Google, Sheryl served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton where she helped lead the Treasury’s work on forgiving debt in the developing world. Earlier, she was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and an economist with the World Bank. Sheryl received a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics. She received an MBA with highest distinction from the Harvard Business School. Sheryl serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Starbucks, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day. Sheryl was recently named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune.





Elliot Schrage
VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy


Elliot Schrage is the Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, where he is responsible for developing and coordinating key messages about products, corporate business and partnerships. He also oversees the company’s public policy strategy worldwide. Elliot joined Facebook from Google, where he was the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. He helped broaden and coordinate the company’s messaging from a focus on product PR to include all aspects of corporate, financial, policy, philanthropic and internal communications. Prior to Google, Elliot was the Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow in business and foreign policy at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier in his career, Elliot served as the Senior Vice President of Global Affairs for Gap Inc. and an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Columbia Law School. He has been a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. Elliot holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a JD from Harvard Law School.





Mike Schroepfer
VP of Engineering


Mike Schroepfer is the Vice President of Engineering at Facebook. Mike leads the company's engineers who write the code used by hundreds of millions of people each day. Before Facebook, Mike was the Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global and open product development process behind Firefox. Mike was formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems which acquired his company, CenterRun. He began his career working at various start-ups including a digital effects software startup, where software that Mike built was used in several major motion pictures. Mike holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. patents.





Bret Taylor
Chief Technology Officer


Bret Taylor is the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook where he oversees the long-term technical direction of foundational products such as News Feed, Search and Facebook Platform. Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of FriendFeed, which was acquired by Facebook in August 2009. Before starting FriendFeed, Bret worked at Google, where he co-created Google Maps, the Google Maps API, and started Google's developer product group. Bret holds a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.





Ted Ullyot
VP and General Counselr


Ted Ullyot is Vice President and General Counsel at Facebook, where he leads the company’s legal team. Ted was formerly a litigation partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before his time with Kirkland, Ted was EVP and General Counsel of ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm. Earlier, he was SVP and General Counsel of AOL Time Warner Europe. Ted has also held a number of appointed positions in the Federal government, including serving in the White House as a Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, and at the Justice Department as Chief of Staff. He began his career as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

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