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Kevin Eyres

Former European MD of LinkedIn and its first employee outside the US

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International Expansion
Business Development
Kevin Eyres

Former European MD of LinkedIn and its first employee outside the US


Kevin Eyres is an experienced technology executive with extensive startup, hyper-growth and international expansion experience. 

In 2007, Eyres became Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe and the company’s first employee outside of the U.S.  His primary job was to expand LinkedIn into Europe. For the next four years, he was one of the leaders who crafted and executed the hyper-growth strategy that helped LinkedIn expand into five countries, hire 200+ new team members in Europe, and sustain over 150% YOY growth. Although he had led high-growth international strategy for SideStep (now Kayak) and AltaVista International, his time at LinkedIn provided tremendous insight into the new world of hyper-growth.

Eyres was also the founding mentor to the UK government's Tech City UK initiative support UK digital entrepreneurship by lowering barriers to success and building a thriving ecosystem.  He is active in youth education technology charities as a board member of Apps for Good, a social enterprise focused on changing the way young people are exposed to and learn about technology.

Eyres is an advisor to high growth companies on conscious leadership for hyper-growth and international expansion as well as a board member to Essentia Analytics and active angel investor. 

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