Founder Reid Hoffman Replaces Dan Nye as LinkedIn CEO

Less than two years after Dan Nye joined LinkedIn as CEO, he’s leaving in mid-January. He will be replaced by Reid Hoffman (pictured), angel investor extraordinaire and cofounder, chairman, and president of products for the online business networking company. Also joining LinkedIn as interim president will be Jeff Weiner, an executive in residence at the venture firms Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, an existing LinkedIn investors. Weiner left Yahoo last spring as executive vice president of its consumer-oriented properties. (Disclosure: McGraw-Hill, BusinessWeek’s owner, is an investor in LinkedIn and has a partnership with it.)

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