Jess Ruderman
May 21, 2024

Melissa Selcher departs LinkedIn after eight years

Selcher was chief marketing and communications officer at the platform.

Selcher joined LinkedIn in 2016. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
Selcher joined LinkedIn in 2016. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

LinkedIn's chief marketing and communications officer Melissa Selcher has departed the social media company. 

Selcher said she was closing her “LinkedIn chapter” in a post on the platform on Thursday night. 

“Today, I shared with my team that—with nothing but gratitude, pride, and optimism about LinkedIn’s future—I’ve decided it’s time to close my chapter here at LinkedIn,” she wrote. 

"Melissa has had tremendous impact across the marketing and communications organisations over the last eight years, from building and leading world-class marketing, communications and social impact teams, to evolving the company’s brand into one of the fastest-growing brands in the world,” a LinkedIn spokesperson said of her departure. “We’re grateful for Melissa’s leadership and the many ways she’s helped drive our vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.”

LinkedIn did not comment on whether it has replaced Selcher. 

Selcher, who joined the company in 2016, said in a LinkedIn article that after more than eight years at the company, she’s decided to take a pause from her career as she turns 50 and her children pursue their “launch.”

Selcher joined LinkedIn in 2016 as VP of corporate communications. She was promoted to CMO in 2019, starting in the role in 2020 following Shannon Brayton’s retirement. Prior to LinkedIn, Selcher worked at Cisco Systems for more than seven years, most recently as CCO.

LinkedIn parent company Microsoft reported a 17% increase in revenue to $61.86 billion in its fiscal Q3 this year, which ended March 31. The productivity and business processes unit, containing LinkedIn, Office productivity software and Dynamics customer-relationship management software generated $19.57 billion in revenue, up around 12%. 


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