As the VP of Marketing Communications, Alex Salkever is responsible for driving strategic positioning and marketing communications campaigns. Alex oversees the global communications, social media, user support and content marketing teams and works across the organization to develop impactful outbound communications for Mozilla and Firefox products.
Before joining Mozilla, Alex was Chief Marketing Officer of Silk.co, a data publishing and visualization startup, where he led efforts focused on user growth and platform partnerships. Alex has held a variety of senior marketing, marketing communications and product marketing roles. Prior to his role at Silk, Alex served as Director of Marketing at Picarro focusing on scientific instruments; as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Joyent working on cloud computing and Internet of Things; and as Global Product Manager IaaS for Telefonica focusing on cloud computing, telecommunications and Internet of Things. In these various capacities, Alex has managed campaigns across all aspects of marketing and product marketing including PR, content marketing, user acquisition, developer marketing and marketing analytics.
Among his many accomplishments, Alex is a former Technology Editor at BusinessWeek.com, and the co-author of “The Immigrant Exodus”, a book named to The Economist Book of the Year List in the Business Books category in 2012.
Alex holds a B.A. in Political Science, Russian Language and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.