‘Los Angeles Times’ Profiles Naomi Gleit, Second-Most-Tenured Facebook Employee

By David Cohen 

It’s no surprise that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has the most tenure of anyone at the social network, but who comes in second on that list? The Los Angeles Times profiled the answer to that question: Senior Director of the Growth, Engagement, and Mobile Team Naomi Gleit.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Gleit joined Facebook July 18, 2005 — also her birthday — and she was employee No. 29 at the social network, joining just before it reached the 1 million-user mark.

Following are highlights from Gleit’s interview with the newspaper:

I know it sounds completely irrational, but I had no doubt in 2005 that Facebook would be something incredible in the future.

I always believed that growth was the most important thing, the most important way to impact the company. It’s been an incredible learning experience. Each year is different.

The scale (Facebook reaching 1 billion monthly active users) was insane, but that is not the goal. When Mark talks about his vision for Facebook, he talks about being able to connect everyone in the world to the people that they care about and provide some value for them every single day.

I have always been interested in technology and how it can be used to improve lives.