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Rothschild, who has no relation to the wealthy banking family of the same name, was known at the time for his deep knowledge of backend systems and technology that helped power websites.
As an advisor at Accel, Rothschild was introduced to the company by partners Kevin Efrusy and Jim Breyer in May 2005. The pair had just led a $12.2 million investment into "Thefacebook" after months of persistence and brought on the experienced elder statesman to solve its challenges with growth. Rothschild, who has no relation to the wealthy banking family of the same name, was known at the time for his deep knowledge of backend systems and technology that helped power websites. He was asked by Zuckerberg, according to those close to Facebook, to set up the proper engineering teams that could handle the tasks that were then being managed by the CEO and cofounder Dustin Moskovitz.
Two years and an additional seven later, Rothschild still holds a part-time role at Facebook, though he's ceded most of the day-to-day responsibilities to current Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh. He maintains a role at Accel as a venture consultant, a relationship that's into its 15th year.
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