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Mike Schroepfer
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Mike Schroepfer, November 2010
Born (1975-02-01) February 1, 1975 (age 44)[1]
ResidenceSan Francisco Bay area
Alma materStanford University
OccupationCTO at Facebook (2013–Present)

Mike Schroepfer (born February 1, 1975[1][2]) is an entrepreneur, technical architect and manager who is the CTO at Facebook since his appointment in March 2013.[3] He was previously Vice President of Engineering in the same company since July 2008.[4]


Schroepfer attended Spanish River Community High School in Palm Beach County, Florida, graduating in 1993. He holds a bachelor's degree (1997) and a master's degree (1999) in computer science from Stanford University.[2][4][5]

He was Software Engineer at computer software company Puffin Designs from October 1997 to November 1999 when he became a partner in Reactivity, Inc., a computer software consulting practice.[6]

Schroepfer founded the computer software company CenterRun in June 2000, becoming its Chief Architect and Director of Engineering. CenterRun was acquired by Sun Microsystems in November 2003. After the take over he became the Chief Technology Officer for Sun's data center automation division ("N1").[4][6][7] Schroepfer was the Vice President of engineering at Mozilla Corporation from July 2005 to August 2008,[6] where he led the development of the Firefox web browser version 1.0 which already had been released on November 9, 2004.[4][6][7][8]

He became director of engineering at Facebook in July 2008.[7][8] In 2008 he was listed as number 20 in the 25 Most Influential People in Mobile Technology by Laptopmag.com.[1] In 2010 Fortune listed him and two colleagues at Facebook's technical branch as joint number 27 in their list of the 40 under 40.[9]

Schroepfer became a member of the board of directors for Investment Management firm, Wealthfront, announced on November 16, 2015.[10]

He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c LAPTOP Staff (May 27, 2008). "Mike Schroepfer - 25 Most Influential People in Mobile Technology". Laptopmag.com.
  2. ^ a b "Mike Schroepfer". Facebook. 6 February 2012.
  3. ^ Geron, Tomio. "Facebook Names Mike Schroepfer CTO". Forbes.com. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mike Schroepfer". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Mike Schroepfer, Facebook VP of Engineering". Science Gallery. Trinity College, Dublin. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Mike Schroepfer". Linkedin. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
  7. ^ a b c "'Vice President of Engineering at Facebook". Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. 2008.
  8. ^ a b Claburn, Thomas (July 28, 2008). "Facebook Hires Mozilla Engineering VP Mike Schroepfer". InformationWeek. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  9. ^ Staff (2010). "40 Under 40 2010". Fortune magazine. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Facebook's CTO Mike Schroepfer joins Wealthfront's Board of Directors". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2015-11-17.

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