CEOs and founders of big tech companies like Amazon, Yelp, and Salesforce might be all over the news.But unless you’re already a bigshot, you’ll probably never meet them. So who should you get to know if you want a foot in the door at one of these companies?
Professional networking startup Identified figured out who the best-connected people are at 10 big tech companies. They looked at data users posted on Facebook, as well as information shared directly with Identified. They looked at the quality of their social network, their education, and their role at work.
These are the people you should get to know if you want to get into one of these companies.
Larry Robinson is a vice president at Salesforce. He went to the University of Cape Town and got a masters in physics.
Shuryn Barnes is an account manager for self-serve ads at Yelp. She went to Santa Clara University and studied Studio Art.
Colm Callan is a senior director of corporate development at eBay. He went to Stanford University for his MBA, then went on to investment banking gigs at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Mike Bellissimo is a general manager at Microsoft. He was ranked highly at his previous gig at Yahoo!, where he was VP of global field operations. He went to Penn and got his masters in teaching at San Francisco State.
Juan Jose Mata is a director of Oracle. He studied computer science and engineering at Carnegie-Mellon, then got his MBA at Berkeley.
John Shapiro is a senior product manager at Adobe. Shapiro went to Stanford and got an MBA from Harvard.
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