SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2016) - Twilio is pleased to welcome Erika Rottenberg as the newest member of the Twilio Board of Directors. Ms. Rottenberg brings extensive experience as a global operational technology executive and General Counsel at leading, fast-growing, disruptive technology companies with global scale. She brings over 15 years of experience in the boardroom and the executive suite, with additional expertise in privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, M&A and corporate governance.
"Erika has vast experience at the intersection of technology and policy. She helped LinkedIn scale during a period of high growth, and is one of the foremost technology executives and legal minds in the industry. She truly embodies our core Twilio values of empowering others and leaving teams as legacies," said Jeff Lawson, Twilio's Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder.
In her most recent executive role, Ms. Rottenberg served at LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional network, as its long-term general counsel, where she helped drive LinkedIn's growth from 18 million to over 300 million members; employee count from 250 to over 6000; and revenue from $80 million to over $2 billion annually.
Ms. Rottenberg also serves on the Boards of Directors of NASDAQ-listed Wix.com, a cloud-based web development platform, as well as the Girl Scouts of Northern California, the Silicon Valley Law Foundation, and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Erika holds a Bachelor's Degree in Special and Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
"Communications is at the core of all human interaction, and Twilio empowers businesses to communicate with their customers as humans, just as humans like to communicate with each other," said Rottenberg. "I love helping high growth, disruptive companies scale, and I look forward to being part of building the future of communications."
Erika joins Twilio's Board of Directors alongside Rick Dalzell, formerly of Amazon.com, Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners, Elena Donio of Concur, Jim McGeever of Netsuite, Scott Raney of Redpoint Ventures, and Twilio Chairman, CEO and co-founder Jeff Lawson.
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice and video capabilities directly into their software applications. Founded in 2008, Twilio is privately held and has over 500 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore, and Tallinn.
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