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Mark Rabkin, VP Ads & Business Platform

Mark Rabkin

VP Ads & Business Platform, Facebook

Mark Rabkin is the Vice President of the Ads & Business Platform team at Facebook and has served in engineering and management roles at Facebook since 2007. Mark is responsible for the products and infrastructure that help the 2B people who use Facebook make meaningful connections with businesses. These products include Ads, Pages, and our Business Platform efforts. Mark focuses on making every interaction people have with our Business Platform better: more relevant, more satisfying, more convenient, and equally more measurably impactful for businesses. Mark is also deeply passionate about designing and developing a diverse organziation that maintains the Facebook cuture of speed, high personal impact, great management, and inclusive collaboration even as it grows rapidly.

As an engineer at Facebook, Mark worked on building distributed systems to solve problems of machine learning, world-class scale and reliability, realtime data storage and access, market modeling and prediction, and other problems inherent in complex advertising systems. 

Prior to Facebook, Mark built core infrastructure as an engineer at Google for four years, leading a team focused on building distributec systems across many data centers. He helped teams launch dozens of new global services over his time there. In addition, Mark co-created the Google Movies search product. Before that, at Intel, Mark built software for every stage of chip design process from graphical CAD tools to complex physics modeling and routing. 

Mark has the honor of representing Berkeley in the ACM ICPC programming competitions, advancing to the World Finals in 2001. He holds a BS in EE/CS from UC Berkeley and a Masters in CS from Stanford.