MENLO PARK, CA — March 29, 2011 – Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) today announced that Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial candidate, has joined the firm as a part-time strategic advisor. Whitman will coach and advise entrepreneurs and help evaluate new digital investments.
“I’ve known the KPCB team for years – they are fabulous advocates for technology-based start-ups,” said Whitman. “I look forward to providing insight and applying my experiences to help the next generation of businesses scale.”
“Meg helped build eBay into one of the leading players in online commerce,” said Ted Schlein, KPCB partner. “Her experience and strategic advice will be invaluable to entrepreneurs who are rapidly changing the way business is done.”
Prior to her 10-year tenure as the CEO of eBay, Whitman held positions at Bain & Company, Florists Transworld Delivery, Hasbro Inc., Procter & Gamble, Stride Rite Corporation, and the Walt Disney Company. She currently serves on the boards of Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, and Zipcar. Whitman holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.