Max Levchin Max Levchin
Founder, CEO & Chairman
Max is the CEO and visionary behind Slide, the largest social entertainment company in the world and developer of the most engaging applications on social networks. Max is also renowned as the co-founder of PayPal, an expert in combating online fraud and one of the hardest working entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Before starting Slide, he incubated several other start-ups, including Yelp, where he currently sits as Chairman of the Board. Max started PayPal in 1998, took the company public in 2002 and then sold it to eBay for more than $1.5 billion at the age of 26. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), Max moved to Chicago at the age of 16 and later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Max sits on the board of several other companies and trains for triathlons when he's not obsessing over Slide's business.
Chief Technology Officer
Jeremiah is Chief Technology Officer and a founding member of the management team at Slide. As CTO, Jeremiah heads technology strategy and development for the company's network of social entertainment applications. An early pioneer in mobile web technologies at Openwave, Jeremiah architected and built the first HTML browser for mobile phones. Under his leadership, the browser development team shipped more than a billion handsets worldwide and established Openwave Mobile Browser as the industry standard. Before Openwave, Jeremiah worked at Apple on hand-writing recognition for the Newton electronic organizer. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he also competed on the NCAA championship water polo team.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin is Chief Financial Officer at Slide, where he is responsible for finance, accounting, analytics and community operations. Before joining Slide in 2005, Kevin spent six years at eBay and PayPal, where he was instrumental in building PayPal's finance organization as revenue grew from $225 million to $1 billion. Prior to PayPal, he was responsible for eBay's corporate financial planning. Kevin joined eBay in 2000 following the company's $350 million acquisition of Half.com, where he was a key member of Half's finance team. Kevin began his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University and became a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania in 1997.
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Keith is Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Slide, where he is responsible for Slide's corporate strategy and partnerships. Under his leadership, Slide has become the leading application developer on Facebook with more active users than any other developer. Before joining Slide, Keith served as Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at LinkedIn, where he was responsible for generating new revenue streams. Prior to LinkedIn, Keith served as Executive Vice President at PayPal, directing the company's competitive strategy and business development initiatives. After leaving PayPal, Keith was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Clarium Capital Management, the global hedge fund lead by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Keith currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yelp, Vendio, Xoom and FanIQ. He is also an early investor in YouTube and several other high profile early stage start-ups. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School
Vice President, Product
Mike leads product management for Slide's hugely popular applications, including the ubiquitous Slideshows, Top Friends, SuperPoke! and FunSpace. Before joining Slide in 2005, Mike led the global product design team at Oracle for the release of its industry-leading sales analytics products. While there, he increased the product's adoption rate by 75 percent. Mike also led a product management group at Blue Martini, where he delivered the first e-commerce product with integrated business intelligence and data mining capabilities. Mike graduated with distinction from the University of Georgia with a degree in Mathematics. He also received a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from North Carolina State University and also competed in NCAA tennis.
Vice President, Engineering
David is the Vice President of Engineering, where he is responsible for contributing his unparalleled technical and coaching skills to the development of Slide's popular social entertainment applications. Before joining Slide in 2006, David developed Virtual Private Network (VPN) software at Juniper Networks and was granted a patent for adaptive UDP/TCP transport. From 1998 to 2004, David operated a Mac OS X software development consultancy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of San Francisco.
John has been a member of Slide's management team since 2005 and is a respected attorney in the areas of corporate governance, taxation and intellectual property law. Prior to Slide, John was an attorney with several leading law firms with significant private equity practices, including Venture Law Group, Nixon Peabody, LLP, and Shearman & Sterling. He was also an investment banker with Bank of America Securities. John received his J.D and Masters of Laws degrees from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Slavic Languages from Stanford University. John is an avid sailor and the father of two boys.