Waltham, Mass. – North Bridge Venture Partners, a Waltham-based venture capital firm, on Wednesday named former Facebook executive Jonathan Heiliger as a general partner.

Heiliger, who served as Facebook’s vice president of technical operations from 2007-2011, will work from North Bridge’s Silicon Valley office, expanding the firm’s West Coast presence. He also previously held executive positions at Walmart and Danger, and spent several years as the chief operating officer of Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz’ LoudCloud (later Opsware).

“Jonathan joining our team is a major win for North Bridge and for our West Coast initiative,” said Paul Santinelli, general partner at North Bridge. “He’s been a successful entrepreneur and operating executive at companies such as Facebook, Walmart, Danger and Opsware, which provides insight and knowledge to help entrepreneurs scale businesses and technical operations.”

The news comes two days after another venture capital firm, General Catalyst, hired former Facebook executive Kevin Colleran as a venture partner.

This article was also published in New England Tech Wire.

Related links:

North Bridge Venture Partners – official site

NorthBridge – press release