Michael Schroepfer: Facebook IPO

Mike Schroepfer, Facebook IPO
Mike Schroepfer, Facebook IPO

Facebook's vice president of engineering since September 2008, Schroepfer previously held the same role at Mozilla, where he led the development of the Firefox Web browser. In 2000 he co-founded software company CenterRun, which Sun Microsystems acquired in 2003. After the takeover, Schroepfer joined Sun as chief technology officer for the company's N1 data center automation division. Schroepfer is also a board member of Ancestry.com.

In 2008, Laptop Magazine listed Schroepfer as one of the 25 most influential people in mobile technology, citing his mobile development efforts on the Firefox browser. In 2010, Fortune named him (along with two Facebook colleagues) one of its top 40 entrepreneurs under 40.

Born: Feb. 1, 1975
Lives: San Francisco area, CA
Education: Stanford University, B.S., M.S.

Relationship to Facebook

It makes sense that the man responsible for making sure Facebook's products are up to snuff would be in for a nice pay day. With more than 2 million Class B shares in his pocket, Schroepfer's looking at more than $80 million in post-IPO spending money. And that doesn't factor in his 6.2 million of restricted shares. Facebook engineer: nice work if you can get it.

Career Profile

Current Occupation: Vice President of Engineering, Facebook
Former Companies: Mozilla, Sun Microsystems

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