Grad Named LinkedIn CEO
Ryan Roslansky, a 1996 Saint Stephen’s graduate, has been named the CEO of LinkedIn. The business-networking company owned by Microsoft has been led by Jeff Weiner for the past 11 years, but Weiner will hand the reins to Roslansky on June 1. Since 2009, Roslansky has served as LinkedIn’s Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience. In accepting the position, Roslansky wrote on his LinkedIn profile: “I’m taking on this new role of CEO because I believe deeply in what we are doing, how we are manifesting our vision, and where this company can go. And the best part about it is that I truly believe we’re just getting started.” Roslansky was Weiner’s first hire when he joined LinkedIn in December 2008. The company was purchased by Microsoft in 2016 and has grown to include 675-million members. LinkedIn currently generates $7.5-billion in revenue, six-percent of Microsoft’s total.