SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, the largest professional network for physicians, announced today entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke has joined its board of directors. Mr. Guericke brings a wealth of knowledge in growing early-stage companies to become sustainable businesses. He will utilize his experience growing and managing LinkedIn's professional user base to guide Doximity's social platform that allows physicians to collaborate, share secure messages, and grow referral networks.
"Doximity provides a very useful collaboration service for physicians. By focusing on a specific segment of the professional market, Doximity is well-positioned to deliver a user experience and value that is second-to-none for physicians in the US and worldwide," said Mr. Guericke. "I'm pleased to join the board of a leader in a large and valuable category and am looking forward to help drive accelerated growth, engagement and profitability."
"Having the input of a thought leader of Konstantin's stature will prove invaluable as he helps guide our medical network to become the standard for physician collaboration," said Jeff Tangney, Doximity founder and CEO. "As the co-founder of the largest business-focused social network in the world, he knows how to capture users and quickly build a social business. We are thrilled to welcome Konstantin to our board and see his involvement as a key step that will take us to the next level of success."
Guericke, who graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in engineering, serves on the boards of several startups and mentors Stanford student entrepreneurs. Mr. Guericke previously served as CEO of jaxtr, a social communications startup with over 10 million members, and led LinkedIn's marketing as vice president from pre-product phase to six million members and profitability. Prior to LinkedIn, Konstantin served as vice president of marketing at slide sharing community Presenter.com, and as vice president of sales and marketing for Black Sun Interactive, a pioneer in 3-D social software at the dawn of the web. To learn more about his background, view his profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantin.
Doximity is the largest medical professional network with more than 9% of US physicians as members. With Doximity, physicians can quickly connect with any U.S. physician to securely collaborate on patient treatment or identify the appropriate expert for patient referrals. Doximity is available on the web, iPhone, iPad and Android.