Former Skype chief executive Josh Silverman will be joining venture firm Greylock Partners as an executive in residence next year. A LinkedIn post by Reid Hoffman, an investing partner with the firm, reveals Silverman will be tasked with helping Greylock’s portfolio companies scale their businesses, think globally, and establish strong leadership and team culture.

Currently, Silverman serves as the president of consumer products and services at American Express. Prior to that he’s had a few other stints in the upper echelons of leadership with different firms, including most notably Skype (before the Microsoft acquisition), Shopping.com (an eBay company), and Evite.

This isn’t his first time at Greylock Partners, as he served in the exact same role in 2010 for about nine months. During that time, he consulted on business strategy and growth.

Previous executives in residences at Greylock have included Mozilla’s CEO Chris Beard, Pandora’s chief strategy officer Sara Clemens, and Wealthfront’s CEO Adam Nash and vice president of strategic partnerships Alison Rosenthal. Silverman will be joining current EIR and Cisco veteran Howie Xu.

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