Over the past decade, Reid Hoffman has become a leading voice in entrepreneurship, with successes in the consumer Internet and online payment spaces. Hoffman is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking service, with more than 60 million members in 200 countries. The company's diversified revenue model includes subscriptions, advertising and software licensing. Hoffman also serves as a partner at Greylock Partners.
Prior to LinkedIn, Reid was Executive Vice President of PayPal. At PayPal, Reid was in charge of all business relationships: business development, corporate development, international, government relations, and banking/payments infrastructure. During his tenure at PayPal, Hoffman was instrumental to the acquisition by eBay and was responsible for partnerships with Intuit, Visa, MasterCard and Wells Fargo. Reid also has held management roles in large technology companies, including Fujitsu Software Corporation and Apple. Currently, in addition to LinkedIn, Reid serves on the Board of Directors for SixApart and Mozilla Corporation. Reid graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and from Oxford University with a Master's in philosophy.
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Last Updated: Wed, Mar 7, 2012
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