Team October 5, 2011

Welcome Adam Nash!


I’m very happy to announce that Adam Nash will be joining Greylock next month as an Executive-in-Residence. In that role, Adam will work on both investing in companies and in helping to create them, and he’s bringing quite a lot to the team at Greylock.

Like all of us at Greylock, Adam is a product-oriented operator at heart, and his background shows that. I’ve known & worked with him in many contexts, reaching back nearly 20 years — I actually first got to work with him when he was young student at Stanford.

After starting his career as a software engineer at Apple (working on WebObjects!) and a product manager at Preview Systems, he attended HBS followed by time working for Atlas Venture.

More recently he was a Director at eBay where he was the general manager for the team responsible for eBay Express in North America — a fundamental shift in how eBay worked.

And of course he’s coming to us now from his role as Vice President, Product Management at LinkedIn, where over the last 4 years he’s been responsible for starting and running their User Experience & Design team, leading product strategy for much of the site, and leading their search & cloud efforts, developer platform work, and their mobile products, not to mention starting their Hackdays.  (If you haven’t taken a look at their new iPhone app, you should — in my view it’s a state of the art mix of HTML5 and native mobile technology.)

He’s also got a fantastic curiosity and interest in all things Silicon Valley & technology, having written about topics like the Cultural Importance of T-Shirts and how Designers Can Get the Most out of their Product Managers.

And at one point, I’m pretty sure he was the mayor of FarmVille. 🙂

It’s been fantastic to work together with Adam so many times over the past 20 years — I’m even more excited to add him to the investment team here at Greylock.

Welcome, Adam!

“Like all of us at Greylock, Adam is a product-oriented operator at heart, and his background shows that.”