Matt Tindale is the new Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand for Linkedin, effective July 1, 2017. He replaces the popular Cliff Rosenberg who has overseen the company’s impressive growth since 2011.
Rosenberg is moving to advisor land. He already serves on the board of several organisations, including Non-Executive Director for ASX listed Afterpay, Pureprofile and Nearmap.
As “Employee No. 1” he built the Australian and New Zealand team from scratch. He also grew the company’s member base locally from one million members in 2009 to over eight million members currently, and today LinkedIn has 280 staff across its Sydney and Melbourne offices to serve members and customers.
With this new appointment, Tindale will have a dual role and continue to serve as Head of Enterprise for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions in the Asia Pacific region.
He joined LinkedIn in 2013 as Head of LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business for Australia and New Zealand. Over the last four years, the marketing solutions business in Australia has grown 137 per cent under his leadership. In 2016, he took on a newly-created regional role as Head of Enterprise, Asia Pacific for Marketing Solutions and has been instrumental in expanding this business. He has been an active contributor to the “LinkedIn for Good” initiative that supports charitable causes and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion within LinkedIn and the industry.
According to Olivier Legrand, Managing Director of LinkedIn, APAC. “Cliff was also instrumental in building and keeping alive an exceptional culture in our Sydney and Melbourne office, one that continues to inspire our employees to live and breathe our mission. His leadership took us to where we are today, and will be foundational as we continue to chart a path towards our vision of creating economic opportunities for every member of the global workforce, including those in Australia and New Zealand. We wish him well for the future”.
“My tour of duty at LinkedIn has been incredible,” said Rosenberg. “With the business fundamentally strong and in good hands, I am excited about my next adventure as an advisor, investor and director with public companies and helping tech start-ups realise their full potential.”