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Facebook Hires Harvard Grad Who Rose to the Top at Google

3.7.08

She has Harvard ties even beyond her degrees: she once served as chief of staff to former University President Lawrence H. Summers, during...

The online social networking site Facebook announced this week that Sheryl Sandberg ’91, M.B.A. ’95, will join the company as chief operating officer this month. Sandberg has spent the last six years at Google, most recently as vice president of global online sales and operations.

She has Harvard ties even beyond her degrees: she once served as chief of staff to former University President Lawrence H. Summers, during Summers's time as Secretary of the Treasury.

Facebook, too, has Harvard links. The company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg ’06, developed the site from his Harvard dorm room. It was initially open only to Harvard students, faculty, and alumni.

Read the New York Times coverage here, or the Wall Street Journal story here.