Jon Steinberg, now former Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (Small Medium Business) Partnerships team, has accepted a position as Executive in Residence at Polaris Venture Partners. Steinberg will be working from the VC firm’s New York offices, where he’ll help identify new investment opportunities as well as working with existing portfolio companies.
The investor’s portfolio is of course listed on CrunchBase in its entirety, but the most familiar to our readers will be JibJab, Sprout, Quantcast, LogMeIn, Thing Labs (of Brizzly fame) and Automattic (parent company to WordPress).
At Google, Jon Steinberg worked to acquire small business Adwords customers through reseller partnerships with yellow page and other media partners. Prior to joining Google in October 2007, he was the Director of Business Development at Majestic Research, and before that the founder of iBuilding, a VC-backed commercial real-estate software company.
(Via his Twitter account)