Facebook COO joins SideStep board

26th Jan 2007

Owen Van Natta, chief operating officer of Facebook, has been elected to serve on SideStep, Inc.‘s board of directors.

“SideStep is excited to welcome Owen Van Natta to the company’s board of directors,” said Rob Solomon, president and CEO, SideStep, Inc. “Owen is one of the Internet’s most dynamic executives, and the unprecedented growth he helped drive at both Amazon and Facebook is testament to his knowledge, versatility and leadership.”

As chief operating officer at Facebook, Van Natta is responsible for the business, operational and financial strategy for Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Owen was vice president of worldwide business and corporate development at Amazon.com, where he drove strategic initiatives that resulted in additional revenue streams and business opportunities for the company. Most recently, Owen was vice president and a member of the founding team at A9.com, where he was responsible not only for the workings of the Internet site itself but Amazon.com product search and sponsored link advertising.

Van Natta earned a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz.




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