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17 Facebook First Employee

September 13th, 2011

Nowdays who does not know Facebook? Almost all internet users have Facebook account. Although it was active since 2004, but the number of active users registered on Facebook until today has reached 750 million people. This make Facebook become the most used social networking services by monthly active users, followed by Myspace. Many people know the success of Facebook is the creation of genius man named Mark Zuckerberg. Besides Mark Zuckerberg, there are three other people who are developed the software for the first time. They are Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. But maybe only few of people who know that in the beginning Facebook actually only have 20 employees. As comparison, until today the number of employees who works in Facebook already reached over than 2000 people. You probably never heard of these employee names, because some of them are not very well known. They are used to be the person who responsible for such a comment feature, photo applications, ability to tag friends, and even the color scheme on Facebook.

Many of these first employees are no longer in the company. Some went to join with other leading companies like Twitter, and some others start their own companies like Quora and YouTube.

Those who still works on Facebook now has an executive position. From the first 20 employees, only two were women.


1. Mark Zuckerberg

With his classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes, he is the co-founder of Facebook site while they were students at Harvard University. Mark Zuckerberg wrote Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook, while attending Harvard as a sophomore.

Work at Facebook :  February 2004 – Now

Position on Facebook : Co-founder (Chief Executive)

Current Company / Position : Facebook

2. Eduardo Saverin

One of the co-founder of facebook and become the first CFO and Business Manager. When Facebook grew rapidly, internal conflicts between Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg arose. He was famous because he ever sued Zuckerber, but right now both of them already reconciled. He is reported to have a 5% stake in the company

Work at Facebook : Feb 2004

Position on Facebook : Co-founder (CFO)

Current Company / Postion : Angel Investor


3. Chris Hughes

He co-founded Facebook and served as spokesperson for the site. He was then coordinate Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com in 2008.

Work at Facebook : Feb 2004

Position on Facebook: Co-Founders

Current Company / Position: Executive Director of Jumo


4. Dustin Moskovitz

Mark Zuckerberg roommate. Both of them are dropped out from Harvard and finally move to California and work on Facebook. Moskovitz owns a 6% share of Facebook

Work at Facebook :  February 2004 – November 2009

Position on Facebook : Co-founder

Current Company / Position : Asana CEO

5. Gilles Mischler

Gilles Mischler is the person that build the IT infrastructure on Facebook.

Work at Facebook :  February 2004 – November 2009

Position on Facebook : SiteOps Engineer


6. Scott Marlette


Scott Marlette is the person who make tag  feature and photo applications in Facebook.

Work at Facebook :  June 2005 – January 2010

Position on Facebook : Product Manager

Current Company : Chief Pilot at Idea Man


7.Dan Neff


Dan Neff only have 5 months responsibility as one of 20 first Facebook employee. He responsible to provide new  features on Facebook.

Work at Facebook :  May 2005 – October 2005

Position on Facebook : Build/Release Engineer

Current Company :  Release/Operations Lead at Adobe Systems


8. Harun Sittig

Harun Sittig is brought by Sean Parker. He create tag concept feature on Facebook photo pictures.

Work at Facebook : May 2005 – Now

Position on Facebook : Strategy Design Leader

Current Company : Facebook


9. Nick Heyman

He is the person who responsible for traffics on Facebook. He responsible for server that used by Facebook site.

Work at Facebook : April 2005- January 2007

Position on Facebook : Operational Director

Current Company : Twitter (Manager Operational)


10. Naomi Gleit


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