Penry Price ’91 has been named vice president of global sales for LinkedIn’s marketing solutions division. Based in the company’s New York City office, Price will work on growing LinkedIn’s marketing division, which was responsible for $85.6 million of the company’s second quarter revenue this year.
Prior to joining LinkedIn, Price served as president at the marketing tech company Distillery. He also previously held vice president-level advertising sales positions at Google.
Price earned a B.A. in history from Hobart College. As a student, he was a member of the soccer and baseball teams and worked for WEOS-FM. He earned Emblem Awards for both sports, as well as the Lyle “Spike” Garnish Award for Most Valuable Player and a Four Year Letter Award in baseball.
The full announcement from LinkedIn’s site follows.
LinkedIn Appoints Industry Veteran Penry Price VP of Global Sales, Marketing Solutions
Mike Gamson • September 19, 2013
We are a company known for helping companies build great teams, but we are doing a bit of building ourselves with the addition of world-class leadership to our Marketing Solutions team.
Today we announce the appointment of Penry Price as the vice president of Global Sales for Marketing Solutions. In his new post, Penry will play a significant role as we usher in the next major wave of growth for our advertising business.
Penry comes to LinkedIn with deep knowledge and passion for the advertising ecosystem. From his leadership positions at Google, and most recently Dstillery, Penry has worn many hats, providing him with a skillset that is aligned with our goals for Marketing Solutions.
Penry’s addition reinforces our commitment to strengthen the way brands and agencies connect with our unique audience. As the Marketing Solutions global sales leader, he will be instrumental in developing the priorities that will allow us to build the strategic partnerships needed to raise awareness and drive revenue for LinkedIn and LinkedIn’s customers. Penry will lead from our New York office.
This appointment comes on the heels of David Thacker joining LinkedIn as the vice president of Product for Marketing Solutions in August. In tandem with Penry, David leads the team that is building the next generation of advertising and content marketing products for LinkedIn. David also spent time at Google and Groupon in a variety of product and advertising leadership roles. David is based at our headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
We are thrilled to add such seasoned executives as Penry and David to lead in our efforts to evolve LinkedIn into the definitive publishing platform for professional content. Their collective talent will undoubtedly accelerate our ability to bring meaningful opportunities for our members and customers for years to come.