Kevin Scott, senior VP of engineering at LinkedIn, is joining its new parent company.
Microsoft is slowly starting to integrate LinkedIn following its $26 billion acquisition of the professional network last June.
Kevin Scott, LinkedIn’s highest ranking engineering executive — he’s senior VP of infrastructure and operations — is moving over to Microsoft as the company’s new CTO. (Scott’s new role is being described as “newly created,” but in the past Microsoft has been known to have multiple CTOs at any given time.) Scott will report directly to CEO Satya Nadella.
He’ll also stick around, in some capacity, at LinkedIn, where he’ll stay on the exec team there as senior VP of infrastructure.
As part of the change, a few other LinkedIn execs are taking on expanded roles.
Ryan Roslansky, an eight-year LinkedIn veteran who’s been running consumer product, is now running all of LinkedIn’s products. That includes LinkedIn’s business offerings, like its recruiter tool and sales tool, in addition to the core LinkedIn app and website, Lynda.com and business development.
Until Tuesday, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner actually held this role in addition to his CEO duties. A spokesperson said that Weiner has taken on added responsibility leading the integration efforts between the two companies since the merger, which is why he’s passing the product baton to Roslansky.
Mohak Shroff, who’s been at LinkedIn for almost nine years, will also oversee all of LinkedIn’s products, but on the engineering side. Scott was most recently handling these responsibilities.
It’s pretty common for companies to go through an executive shuffle like this, especially following an acquisition. We still haven’t seen an integration between LinkedIn and Microsoft on the product side, but the deal didn’t formally close until late 2016. That will likely be coming next.
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