Sara Clemens

Former Executive in Residence

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Sara Clemens joined Greylock Partners in September 2013 and served as an Executive in Residence.  

In her role, she brought a wealth of leadership and commercial experience in the operation and expansion of high growth global businesses in emerging technology markets.  She worked with Greylock’s portfolio companies and helped evaluate  new investment opportunities. 

Prior to Greylock, Sara was Vice President, Corporate Development at LinkedIn, where she was a member of the Executive Team, and responsible for corporate strategy, acquisitions and business development. Previous to LinkedIn, Sara spent five years in a range of executive positions at Microsoft Corporation, most recently on the leadership team of Xbox, heading up global business operations, international expansion, business development and corporate development.   During this time, Xbox’s market leading entertainment and media services were launched on the platform, driving 30% greater engagement.  Xbox Live grew 50%, and Xbox became the best-selling home console, globally doubling the installed base to 75M.    Sara joined Xbox from the Corporate Strategy group, where she worked directly with Microsoft’s Executive Team on growth opportunities, including management of a $200M corporate venture fund in China.

Sara previously held leadership roles in mobile sector development at Cable & Wireless Global and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, and in corporate strategy and regulatory policy at Telecom New Zealand. She has experience building businesses in a broad range of international markets, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Greater Asia Pacific. She holds an MA with honors from University of Canterbury in New Zealand.