Kevin Eyres is an Angel investor within the technology space, on the Board of Advisors for “Tech City UK” with the UK Government, Chairman of Spoonfed Media.
Kevin has been responsible for the International operations of three Silicon Valley companies since arriving in Europe in 2000. He was the General Manager of AltaVista International spanning 14 countries. He joined SideStep, now Kayak, as Managing Director in 2005 and in 2007 was appointed Managing Director for LinkedIn. Both times Kevin joined the companies as their first employee outside the US.
At LinkedIn, Kevin helped the then 14 million member base grow to over 100 million by April 2011. In this role, Kevin was instrumental in leading, developing and delivering LinkedIn’s international strategy and growth initiatives and under his leadership LinkedIn expanded into 8 countries.
He started his career as an engineer at Compaq Computers where he spent ten years leading development teams during Compaq’s hyper growth phase. Kevin is a trustee of UK education charity Apps for Good .
Kevin ranked 22nd in Wired Magazine’s “The Wired 100” in 2010, a listing that features the most influential people shaping the UK’s digital landscape. A US national, Kevin holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Texas in San Antonio and holds six patents in communication technology.