Mario Sundar

LinkedIn's 2nd PR hire. These are my thoughts on products, public relations, and startups.

Good Times with the LinkedIn Wizard

Readers of this blog know that though I focus on social media marketing and PR, there’s always room for a personal post or two filled with pictures.

I guess this is as good a time as any (and frankly long overdue) to share some thoughts on workplace and friends, so here goes… The main reason I love working at LinkedIn are the awesome people I get to work with. And, in the past 4 years, it’s been such a pleasure to work with Adam Nash, who just recently moved to Greylock.

Adam with his LinkedIn LEGO sculpture. Click pic to read about its making.

Adam and his teams have been behind a lot of exciting LinkedIn products over the years, most recently the huge mobile revamp among others. Adam’s also been instrumental in building out our developer platform as well as creating a culture of energetic hackdays internally (in my mind, LinkedIn Hackdays will never be the same again) — all, while building other cool stuff.

Personally, Adam’s been a huge champion of his teams communicating to our members on social channels even before social media became cool. He made my life easier, with his huge support of the LinkedIn blog from Day One, set a great example by being the most prolific author of posts on our blog and has inspired countless posts from his team/s as well.

He’s everything a social media strategist can expect from a colleague at their company. Plus, he’s one heckuva nice guy with whom I can discuss politics and still be good friends with. So, here’s to a great colleague! A trip down memory lane.

And, one more thing. Adam, you’re welcome for this “fiiiine” coverage… cue Bart Simpson laugh. lol

Story time with Adam at the (then new Product team space) in our Mountain View office (2008)

Adam chatting with Kay (my former boss / mentor who hired me at LinkedIn in 2007) right around the move to our Mountain View digs

One of the first product blog posts Adam authored (profile pic launch in Sep 2007) with his team

The first Hackday judging competition hosted by Adam

Adam in his traditional LinkedIn Halloween Costume

Adam prepping for a marketing photoshoot in his Halloween attire

Post photo-shoot chat with Adam (seemingly still fascinated by the costume) & Kay

Another look at Story time with Adam. That'd be (from l-r) Adam, myself, Steve Ganz (standing), Hillary from HR, Jerry Luk, and Erin Hoffman (Team engineering)

Wishing Adam the very best in his new role at Greylock! Check out his blog here.

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