Shannon Stubo has quickly made the jump from PRWeek's 40 Under 40 list, where she appeared in 2011, to the Power List.
Stubo is one of the most well-respected communications pros in Silicon Valley and made her bones at Intuit, Yahoo, and eBay, before moving to OpenTable and taking it public, a feat she repeated successfully at LinkedIn in May 2011 when shares more than doubled on the firm's opening day of trading. It was telling that LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner brought Stubo on board and then announced the IPO just three months later. Since then, Stubo has continued to play a key role in the evolution of the social networking website's growing value and profitability, extending its reach to position LinkedIn as a media owner and vehicle for CEO thought leadership.
LinkedIn has prospered by adding content to its existing networking and professional development mix, and the company's post-IPO fortunes are in stark contrast to the much higher profile Facebook, a factor due in no small part to the smart communications and storytelling stewardship of Stubo.
While at eBay, Stubo had a two-year stint abroad in Bern, Switzerland, as director of European corporate communications – experience that stood her in good stead to oversee LinkedIn's global expansion.