Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Junior Analyst Ellen Pao

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Social bookmarking website Reddit has hired former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior analyst Ellen Pao.  All eyes were on Pao when she filed a lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins over sexual harassment in May 2012.  Pao has been working with Reddit as a formal and informal advisor for quite some time now so she decided to go all in with a full-time job.  Pao will be working on Reddit’s strategic partnerships initiatives.  Pao’s username on Reddit is ekjp.  Below is what Pao said about why she joined Reddit on the company blog:

I grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, raised by enginerds on Star Wars, computers and books. I live in San Francisco, via New York City, Boston and Hong Kong. I’ve worked with dozens of tech companies, traveling to eleven countries on five continents, to help build a variety of consumer and business platform companies. My favorite subreddits are /r/IAmA and /r/pareidolia (I like people even when they’re not real). Being part of a community of people who care is inspiring and energizing. reddit has so much to offer so many people, and I’m excited to find partners to help make reddit even more awesome.