It was an incredible shock and sadness for the Facebook & SurveyMonkey employees and many people around world, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night.
Dave’s brother, Robert Goldberg said, “In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was. No words can express the depth of loss we feel, but we want his children to learn how much he meant to all of you. In lieu of donations, we want to celebrate his life in a manner that respects the family’s privacy as they cope with this tragic, life changing event: Sheryl, their children, and our family would be grateful if people would post their memories and pictures of Dave to his Facebook profile.”
Mark Zuckerberg said, “Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family. I hope friends will join me in celebrating his life by sharing your memories of Dave on his proflle, as his brother Rob suggests.”
Dave was CEO at SurveyMonkey before that he worked for Benchmark Capital and Yahoo. He studied government & history at Harvard University in 1989 and also attended The Blake School in 1985. He was currently living in Menlo Park, California and his hometown was Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Sheryl in 2004.
Dave started working as associate consultant at Bain & Company from 1989 to 1991, then he joined in as director of business development at Capitol Records from 1991 to 1993. He also founded LAUNCH media in California for which he worked from 1993 to 2001. He then joined as head of music at Yahoo from 2001 to 2007, then at Benchmark Capital from 2007 to 2009. Finally he joined as CEO at SurveyMonkey in 2009.