Randi Jayne Zuckerberg (born February 28, 1982) is an American businesswoman. She is the former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, and a sister of the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to working at Facebook, she was a panelist on Forbes on Fox. As of May 2014, she is founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief (EIC) of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website, and creator of Dot., an animated television show about a young girl (the eponymous Dot) who uses technology to enhance both her educational experiences and recreational activities.
After graduating from Harvard, Randi Zuckerberg worked for two years in marketing for advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather. She has stated in articles and interviews that to her it was a dream job in which she enjoyed the work and was on a good track for professional advancement.
In late 2004, Randi’s brother Mark asked her to join him at his startup Facebook, which he said was understaffed with people willing to travel and who could explain his vision. Randi took a position that required relocation and a cut in pay but with stock options. She has stated that she initially thought this was a temporary position that might last six months. Once she was in Silicon Valley and part of the innovation-driven community, she became fascinated with the possibilities and remained for ten years.
Ranked among 50 “Digital Power Players” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2010, Zuckerberg organized, and was also a correspondent for the ABC News/Facebook Democratic Party and Republican Party U.S. presidential primaries debates in 2008. She also fulfilled a correspondent role at the CNN/Facebook Inauguration Day Partnership in 2009 and the Comcast Facebook Diaries event.
Zuckerberg told the Wall Street Journal that her Facebook journalist team was treated at the DNC “like rock stars”.
In August 2011, Zuckerberg resigned from Facebook and announced her new social media firm, named “Zuckerberg Media”. Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for BeachMint, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Condé Nast and Bravo.
Zuckerberg has written three adult non-fiction books:
Spark Your Career in Advertising, a SparkNotes book published in 2007
Dot Complicated, her first book with HarperCollins, published in October 2013
Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day), published in May 2018
She has also written two children’s picture books:
Dot., published in November 2013
Missy President, published in October 2016