David Slater serves in dual roles as Mozilla’s SVP of Operations, overseeing Facilities, Human Resources, IT, and Metrics, as well as Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, David facilitates the functioning of the senior executive team, provides executive program management, promotes greater internal communication, increases transparency into organizational accountability, and drives special strategic projects.
David has spent his career in executive roles at Adobe, Leapfrog, and start-ups, as well as a previous role as Mozilla’s Vice President of Product Marketing. In that position he was architect of the go-to-market strategy for the first Firefox OS launches. Before this, as CEO and President of Flixlab he built a small company whose first product became the top photo/video app in the Apple App store across 11 countries. Prior to Flixlab David held product marketing and product management positions at Adobe, Reed Elsevier, Leapfrog and DeVry, Inc.
David was inspired early on by Mozilla’s mission, first using Phoenix in 2002, before it was renamed Firefox and became a fan of the efficiency gains realized with the introduction of tabbed browsing. He has a Masters from Stanford University and a MBA from UC Berkeley.