Jeff Weiner

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Jeffrey Weiner
Born (1970-02-21) February 21, 1970 (age 53)
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (BS)
OccupationExecutive Chairman of LinkedIn
WebsiteOfficial LinkedIn

Jeffrey Weiner (born February 21, 1970 in New York City, New York) is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer (CEO) of LinkedIn, a business-related social networking website. He started with LinkedIn on December 15, 2008,[1] as Interim President.[2] Weiner played an instrumental role in LinkedIn's acquisition by Microsoft for $26 billion (~$29.1 billion in 2021) in June 2016.[3] Currently, he is the Executive chairman of Linkedin as in 2022. He is also the founding Partner of Next play venture capital.

Early life and education[edit]

Weiner graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.[4]


Weiner served in various leadership roles at Yahoo! for over seven years beginning in 2001,[5] most recently as the Executive Vice President of Yahoo's Network Division. As EVP of Yahoo, he led a team of over 3,000 employees, managing products reaching over 500 million consumers. While serving Yahoo’s Network Division, he was part of the Search leadership team that directed the acquisition and integration of Inktomi, AltaVista, and FAST as well as the development of Yahoo! Search Technology.

He has worked at Warner Bros. as Vice President of Warner Bros. Online, developing its initial business plan.[6] He was an Executive-in-Residence for leading venture capital firms Accel and Greylock Partners.[7]

In 2009, Weiner implemented the first BizOps team at LinkedIn.[8]

In 2011, Weiner and Reid Hoffman were the U.S. Overall winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award[9]

In 2014, Weiner was recognized by LinkedIn employees via Glassdoor's annual survey as among "the top 10 CEOs at U.S. Tech Companies".[10]

In 2016, Weiner received media attention for donating his $14 million stock bonus to the pool for LinkedIn employees following a drop in share price.[11]

On February 5, 2020, Weiner announced he will step down as CEO of LinkedIn and become executive chairman in order to focus on closing the network gap and realizing LinkedIn's vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. He named Ryan Roslansky as his replacement.[12][13][14]

Other interests[edit]

Weiner is also active in the non-profit sector, serving on the Board of Directors of and Malaria No More.[2]


  1. ^ Eadicicco, Lisa. "LinkedIn CEO: Here's Why I Sold the Company to Microsoft". Time. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  2. ^ a b "LinkedIn management". Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. ^ Farnsworth, Meghann (2016-11-15). "Watch our interview with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner live". Recode. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  4. ^ "Jeff Weiner". CNBC. Retrieved 7 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Sterling, Greg (17 June 2008). "Yahoo Loses Jeff Weiner But Probably Won't Replace Him". Search Engine Land.
  6. ^ Lashinsky, Adam (24 July 2014). "Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn's Networker-in-Chief". Fortune (magazine).
  7. ^ Swisher, Kara (26 June 2008). "As BoomTown Already Said, Weiner Moves to Accel and Greylock". All Things Digital.
  8. ^ "BizOps the Connective Tissue in Tech Companies". Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  9. ^ Fass, Alisson. "LinkedIn Wins Entrepreneur of the Year." N.p., 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2015. <>.
  10. ^ McCafferty, Dennis (April 8, 2014). "The Top 10 CEOs at U.S. Tech Companies". 1 (first place). Archived from the original on April 13, 2014.
  11. ^ Kokalitcheva, Kia. "LinkedIn's CEO Is Donating His $14 Million Stock Bonus Employees". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ Meisenzahl, Mary. "Meet Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn's next CEO who was Jeff Weiner's first hire back in 2009". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  13. ^ Feiner, Jordan Novet, Lauren (2020-02-05). "Jeff Weiner to step down as LinkedIn CEO and become executive chairman". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-02-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Elsesser, Kim (2020-02-05). "LinkedIn CEO Steps Down To Focus On Increasing Network Diversity". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-02-18.

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