David Henke joined LinkedIn in November 2009 as VP Engineering/Operations and was responsible for all Technology for 2+ years. David is currently Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for Production Operations, IT, Data Systems, and Security. Prior to his current role, David was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo! for four years, responsible for Engineering/Operations for the Yahoo! Search Marketing organisation and the Production Operations infrastructure for the entire company. Previously, David ran Engineering/Operations for AltaVista and held development and management roles at Silicon Graphics. David also founded two software companies, CAE Systems and TeamOne Systems, both of which were acquired.
He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.