Co-founders Larry Page, president of Products, and Sergey Brin, president of Technology, brought Google to life in September 1998. Since then, the company has grown to more than 10,000 employees worldwide, with a management team that represents some of the most experienced technology professionals in the industry. Eric Schmidt joined Google as chairman and chief executive officer in 2001.

Executive Management Group

Eric Schmidt
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company’s strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google in 2001, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google’s rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric shares responsibility for Google’s day-to-day operations. Eric’s Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google’s needs as a young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture.

Prior to his appointment at Novell, Eric was chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Sun’s platform-independent programming technology, and defined Sun’s Internet software strategy. Before joining Sun in 1983, he was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006, Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on “the development of strategies for the world’s most successful Internet search engine company.” Eric was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Fellow in 2007. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the New America Foundation.

Larry Page
Co-Founder & President, Products

Larry Page was Google’s founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google’s day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin.

The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr. Carl Victor Page, Larry’s love of computers began at age six. While following in his father’s footsteps in academics, he became an honors graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry built an inkjet printer out of Lego™ bricks.

While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, Larry met Sergey Brin, and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after earning his master’s degree.

In 2002, Larry was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and together with co-founder Sergey Brin, Larry was honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004. He is a trustee on the board of the X PRIZE, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.

Sergey Brin
Co-Founder & President, Technology

Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master’s degree. Sergey is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship as well as an honorary MBA from Instituto de Empresa. It was at Stanford where he met Larry Page and worked on the project that became Google. Together they founded Google Inc. in 1998, and Sergey continues to share responsibility for day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.

Sergey’s research interests include search engines, information extraction from unstructured sources, and data mining of large text collections and scientific data. He has published more than a dozen academic papers, including Extracting Patterns and Relations from the World Wide Web; Dynamic Data Mining: A New Architecture for Data with High Dimensionality, which he published with Larry Page; Scalable Techniques for Mining Casual Structures; Dynamic Itemset Counting and Implication Rules for Market Basket Data; and Beyond Market Baskets: Generalizing Association Rules to Correlations.

Sergey has been a featured speaker at several international academic, business and technology forums, including the World Economic Forum and the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. He has shared his views on the technology industry and the future of search on the Charlie Rose Show, CNBC, and CNNfn. In 2004, he and Larry Page were named “Persons of the Week” by ABC World News Tonight.

Laszlo Bock
Vice President, People Operations

Laszlo Bock leads Google’s people function globally, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development and retention of “Googlers.”

Laszlo joined Google from the General Electric Company, where most recently he was a vice president of human resources within GE Capital Solutions. He had earlier served as vice president of compensation and benefits for GE Commercial Equipment Financing. Before GE, Laszlo was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the technology, private equity and media industries on issues of organizational design, talent acquisition and development, and cultural transformation. Laszlo’s client work also extended to broader business growth and turnaround strategy. Earlier, he worked as a compensation consultant at Hewitt Associates, an HR consultancy.

Laszlo earned an MBA from the Yale University School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College.

Shona Brown
Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Shona Brown took on responsibilities for Google’s business operations in 2003, following almost a decade consulting with technology clients in Toronto and Los Angeles for McKinsey & Company. As a partner at McKinsey, she was a leader of the global strategy practice and worked with a wide range of firms on strategy development, business model transformation and operational issues. Her experience includes extensive work in consumer software and hardware technology, online consumer services, and Internet media markets.

She has taught in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and within McKinsey’s mini-MBA program. She is the author of the best-selling business book, Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets, and she has published broadly in both applied and academic journals.

Shona has a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Carleton University in Canada and a master’s degree in economics and philosophy from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. She received her Ph.D. and postdoctoral degree from Stanford University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

W. M. Coughran, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Bill Coughran leads the broad systems infrastructure group underlying Google’s products and services, including cluster management, storage, search systems, and a number of product engineering efforts. He joined Google engineering in early 2003.

Throughout his extensive career in computing, Bill has been involved with networking, secure, and distributed systems as well as computational science and engineering. Before joining Google, Bill co-founded and served as CEO and in other executive roles at Entrisphere in Silicon Valley. Earlier, he was head of Bell Labs’ Computing Sciences Research Center, where C, C++, Unix, Plan 9, and Inferno were created. He has also worked in computational science and distributed systems.

Bill currently serves on the boards of directors for nSolutions Inc and Clearwell Systems Inc. In addition, he is an author of more than 50 publications and has served on several scientific boards/committees and technical advisory bodies. He has also held adjunct and visiting positions at Stanford, the ETH, and Duke.

Bill holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University as well as degrees in mathematics from Caltech.

David C. Drummond
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

David Drummond joined Google in 2002, initially as vice president of corporate development. Today as senior vice president and chief legal officer, he leads Google’s global teams for legal, government relations, corporate development (M&A and investment projects) and new business development (strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities).

David was first introduced to Google in 1998 as a partner in the corporate transactions group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, one of the nation’s leading law firms representing technology businesses. He served as Google’s first outside counsel and worked with Larry Page and Sergey Brin to incorporate the company and secure its initial rounds of financing. During his tenure at Wilson Sonsini, David worked with a wide variety of technology companies to help them manage complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.

David earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara University and his JD from Stanford Law School.

Alan Eustace
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Research

Alan Eustace is one of Google’s senior vice presidents of engineering. He joined Google in the summer of 2002. Prior to Google, Alan spent 15 years at Digital/Compaq/HP’s Western Research Laboratory where he worked on a variety of chip design and architecture projects, including the MicroTitan Floating Point unit, BIPS – the fastest microprocessor of its era. Alan also worked with Amitabh Srivastava on ATOM, a binary code instrumentation system that forms the basis for a wide variety of program analysis and computer architecture analysis tools. These tools had a profound influence on the design of the EV5, EV6 and EV7 chip designs. Alan was promoted to director of the Western Research Laboratory in 1999. WRL had active projects in pocket computing, chip multi-processors, power and energy management, internet performance, and frequency and voltage scaling.

In addition to directing Google’s engineering efforts, Alan is actively involved in a number of Google’s community-related activities such as The Second Harvest Food Bank and the Anita Borg Scholarship Fund.

Alan is an author of 9 publications and holds 10 patents. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

Urs Hölzle
Senior Vice President, Operations & Google Fellow

Urs Hölzle served as the company’s first vice president of engineering and led the development of Google’s technical infrastructure. His current responsibilities include the design and operation of the servers, networks and datacenters that power Google. He is also renowned for both his red socks and his free-range Leonberger, Yoshka (Google’s top dog). Urs joined Google from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was an associate professor of computer science. He received a master’s degree in computer science from ETH Zurich in 1988 and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship that same year. In 1994, he earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University, where his research focused on programming languages and their efficient implementation.

As one of the pioneers of dynamic compilation, also known as “just-in-time compilation,” Urs invented fundamental techniques used in most of today’s leading Java compilers. Before joining Google, Urs was a co-founder of Animorphic Systems, which developed compilers for Smalltalk and Java. After Sun Microsystems acquired Animorphic Systems in 1997, he helped build Javasoft’s high-performance Hotspot Java compiler.

In 1996, Urs received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on high-performance implementations of object-oriented languages. He was also a leading contributor to DARPA’s National Compiler Infrastructure project. Urs has served on program committees for major conferences in the field of programming language implementation, and is the author of numerous scientific papers and U.S. patents.

Jeff Huber
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Jeff Huber joined Google in 2003 and is a senior vice president of engineering. In this role, Jeff leads the technology development and innovation efforts for the company’s advertising and monetization systems, including Google’s AdWords and AdSense programs, as well as Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Groups, Orkut, Blogger and Picasa.

Jeff brings more than 15 years of experience in large scale systems design and operation, online consumer product development, high volume transaction processing and engineering management.

Prior to joining Google, Jeff was vice president of architecture & and systems development at eBay, where he championed the development of their product search infrastructure and expansion of the platform API program. Before eBay, Jeff was senior vice president of engineering at Excite@Home, where he led consumer product and infrastructure development for the largest broadband service provider. Earlier in his career, he was a technology consultant with McKinsey & Company, and founded a software development start-up. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Omid Kordestani
Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development

Omid Kordestani is the senior vice president of global sales and business development. He is directly responsible for Google’s worldwide revenue generation efforts as well as the day-to-day operations of the company’s sales organization. As Google’s “business founder,” Omid led the development and implementation of the company’s initial business model. Since joining in May of 1999, he has brought Google to profitability in record time, generating more than $10 billion in revenue in 2006.

Omid has more than 20 years of high-technology consumer and enterprise experience, holding key positions at several start-ups, including Internet pioneer Netscape Communications. As vice president of business development and sales, he grew Netscape’s online revenue from an annual run-rate of $88 million to more than $200 million in 18 months. Prior to Netscape, he held positions in marketing, product management, and business development at The 3DO Company, Go Corporation and Hewlett-Packard.

Omid received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

Patrick Pichette
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Pichette is Google’s chief financial officer. He has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the telecommunications sector, including seven years at Bell Canada, which he joined in 2001 as executive vice president of planning and performance management. During his time at Bell Canada, he held various executive positions, including CFO from 2002 until the end of 2003, and was instrumental in the management of the most extensive communications network in Canada and its ongoing migration to a new national IP-based infrastructure. Prior to joining Bell Canada, Patrick was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was a lead member of McKinsey’s North American Telecom Practice. He also served as vice president and chief financial officer of Call-Net Enterprises, a Canadian telecommunications company.

Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Université du Québec à Montréal. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He also serves on the board of Engineers Without Borders (Canada).

Jonathan Rosenberg
Senior Vice President, Product Management

Jonathan Rosenberg is an industry veteran who oversees the teams that manage Google’s innovative product portfolio and go-to-market strategies. In this role, Jonathan oversees the design, creation and improvement of all of Google’s products, from consumer offerings to publisher and business services. He directs the teams with a special focus on delivering exceptional user experience, continuous innovation, and highly relevant, accountable, and untraditional marketing.

Prior to joining Google in 2002, Jonathan founded, led and managed some of the most innovative product development teams of the Internet’s first era. He was the founding member of @Home’s product group and served as senior vice president of online products and services after the merger of Excite and @Home. Prior to that, Jonathan managed the eWorld product line for Apple Computer. Earlier, he was director of product marketing for Knight Ridder Information Services in Palo Alto, California, where he directed development of one of the first commercially deployed online relevance ranking engines and menu-driven Boolean search services for consumers.

Jonathan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Rachel Whetstone
Vice President, Global Communications & Public Affairs

Rachel Whetstone joined Google in 2005, after 15 years advising senior politicians and FTSE companies on their strategic communications. She is responsible for the company’s public-facing communications, including media relations and stakeholder outreach, as well as internal communications.

Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in history from Bristol University.


Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.

Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Vint is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code used to transmit data across the Internet has put them “at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment.”

From 1994-2005, Vint served as Senior Vice President at MCI. Prior to that, he was Vice President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), and from 1982-86 he served as Vice President of MCI. During his tenure with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1976-1982, Vint played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies.

Since 2000, Vint has served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and he has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. He served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995 and was on the ISOC board until 2000. Vint is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum and the National Academy of Engineering.

Vint has received numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the Marconi Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Prince of Asturias award for science and technology, the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computer Machinery, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications Union, and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, among many others.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and more than a dozen honorary degrees.

Stuart Feldman
Vice President, Engineering

Stu is responsible for engineering activities at Google’s offices in the eastern half of the Americas. Before joining Google, he worked at IBM for eleven years. Most recently, he was Vice President for Computer Science in IBM Research, where he drove the long-term and exploratory worldwide science strategy in computer science and related fields, led programs for open collaborative research with universities, and influenced national and global computer science policy.

Prior to that, Stu served as Vice President for Internet Technology and was responsible for IBM strategies, standards, and policies relating to the future of the Internet, and managed a department that created experimental Internet-based applications. Earlier, he was the founding Director of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Commerce, which was dedicated to creating intellectual leadership in e-commerce.

Before joining IBM in mid-1995, Stu was a computer science researcher at Bell Labs and a research manager at Bellcore. In addition he was the creator of Make as well as the architect for a large new line of software products at Bellcore.

Stu did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at MIT. He is President of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and received the 2003 ACM Software System Award. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, and serves on a number of government advisory committees.

Ben Fried
Chief Information Officer

Ben is Chief Information Officer, overseeing the company’s global technology systems. His extensive hands-on experience in technology includes stints as a dBASE II programmer, front-line support manager, Macintosh developer, Windows 1.0 programmer, and Unix systems programmer. Prior to joining Google, he spent more than 13 years in Morgan Stanley’s technology department, where he rose to the level of Managing Director. During his time there, he led teams responsible for software development technology, web and electronic commerce technologies and operations, and technologies for knowledge workers.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University.

Vic Gundotra
Vice President, Engineering

Vic joined Google in 2007 as a Vice President of Engineering, responsible for mobile applications and developer evangelism. In addition, he is responsible for product management and marketing for mobile products at Google. He also oversees applications development. Previously, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking the Microsoft’s change from Win32 to the .NET programming model.

Most recently, Vic was General Manager of Microsoft’s developer outreach efforts worldwide, including evangelism and strategy for products like Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM, and Windows Mobile.

Vic holds two patents in the area of distributed computing and identity-based access to cloud resources.

Udi Manber
Vice President, Engineering

As a Vice President of Engineering, Udi is responsible for core search. Before joining Google early in 2006, Udi was CEO of, a Senior VP at, and Yahoo’s Chief Scientist. He started working on search algorithms in 1989 with the invention of Suffix Arrays (with Gene Myers) while he was a professor at the University of Arizona, and he was a co-developer of several search packages, including Agrep, Glimpse, WebGlimpse, and Harvest. He started developing search and other software tools for the web 2 months after Mosaic was announced in 1993, and continued ever since. While in academia, he also worked in the areas of theoretical computer science, computer security, distributed systems, and networks. He won a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985.

Udi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Nelson Mattos
Vice President, Engineering, EMEA

Nelson joined Google in 2007, and as VP of Engineering for the EMEA region, he is responsible for all engineering and product development activities. Prior to joining Google, he worked in various capacities at IBM for 15 years. Most recently, Nelson was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Vice-President of Information and User Technologies at IBM Research. He led an organization of researchers worldwide who worked on projects involving search, structured and unstructured information processing and analytics, natural language processing, conversational and multimodal interaction, business collaboration tools, visualization technologies and overall user experience. He was also an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Vice-President, Information Integration for the IBM Software Group, for which he created a portfolio of products that grew into a several hundred million dollar business, brought several key technologies to market, and drove five key acquisitions in support of this segment. Nelson’s career with IBM also included key roles in DB2 development, leading major SQL extensions, and driving worldwide database standards; in this capacity, he contributed to the design of SQL99 through more than 300 accepted proposals.

Prior to IBM, Nelson was an associate professor at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, where he was involved in research on object-oriented and knowledge base management systems.

Nelson received his Ph. D. in Computer Science from University of Kaiserslautern and also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He has published over 80 papers on database management and related topics, holds 13 patents, and is the author of book, An Approach to Knowledge Base Management.

Cosmos Nicolaou
Vice President, Engineering

As a vice president of engineering, Cos is responsible for the infrastructure that supports web search. Cos joined Google in 2003 and since then has worked on a number of different properties, including Froogle, Google Video and Google News, before spending the last three years working on search. Prior to Google, Cos worked at a number of start-ups, including co-founding Nemesys Research, which was sold to FORE Systems in 1996. He later moved to the U.S. with FORE Systems in 1999. He also led the development teams for Akamai Technology’s streaming and storage teams from 1999 to 2002, when these were the first such services to be offered at internet scale.

Cos has a bachelor’s degree with first class honors from University College London and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, both in computer science.

Sridhar Ramaswamy
Vice President, Engineering

Sridhar directs engineering for Google’s AdWords advertising products. Since joining Google in 2003, Sridhar and his teams have taken a lead role in defining the vision and direction of AdWords. Prior to joining Google, he held several roles at E.piphany. Most recently, he was director of engineering for the company’s Analytic Platform. Previously, he held research positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore).

Sridhar earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from Brown University. He has published numerous papers on database systems and database theory.

Shiva Shivakumar
Vice President and Distinguished Entrepreneur

As Vice President and Distinguished Entrepreneur, Shiva specializes in spinning up new technologies and businesses. Since joining Google in 2001, Shiva and his teams have launched a variety of products in core ads and search, including AdSense, Google Search Appliances, Sitemaps and Webmaster Tools. Shiva played a key role in building Google’s engineering centers including Kirkland/Seattle, Bangalore and Zurich engineering centers. Prior to joining Google, he co-founded, an online music company later acquired by Napster.

Shiva received a B.S. summa cum laude in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA. He completed a Masters and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he received the 1999 Arthur Samuel Dissertation Award. Shiva is the author of numerous research papers and U.S. patents, and serves on program committees for major conferences on databases, data mining and information retrieval.

Alfred Spector
VP of Research and Special Initiatives

Alfred joined Google in November of 2007 and is responsible for the research across Google and also a growing collection of special initiatives – typically projects with high strategic value to the company, but somewhat outside the mainstream of current products.

Previously, Alfred was Vice President of Strategy and Technology IBM’s Software Business, and prior to that, he was Vice President of Services and Software Research across IBM. He was also founder and CEO of Transarc Corporation, a pioneer in distributed transaction processing and wide area file systems, and was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in highly reliable, highly scalable distributed computing.

Alfred received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and the recipient of the 2001 IEEE Computer Society’s Tsutomu Kanai Award for work in scalable architectures and distributed systems.

Benjamin Sloss Treynor
Vice President, Engineering

Ben joined Google as Site Reliability Tsar in 2003. In that role he has led the development and operations of Google’s production software infrastructure, network, and major user-facing services.

Earlier, Ben held engineering management roles at Seven Networks as Vice President of Engineering, at E.piphany as an engineering director, and at Versant Object Technology, in roles ranging from individual contributor to Vice President of R&D. Ben started his career at Oracle at age 17 as a software engineer.

Ben holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California- Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Jeff Dean
Google Fellow

Jeff joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Fellow working in the Systems Infrastructure Group. Jeff has designed and implemented large portions of the company’s advertising, crawling, indexing and query serving systems, along with various pieces of the distributed computing infrastructure that sits underneath most of Google’s products. At various times, Jeff has also worked on improving search quality, statistical machine translation, and various internal software development tools, and he has had significant involvement in the engineering hiring process.

Prior to joining Google, Jeff was at DEC/Compaq’s Western Research Laboratory, where he worked on profiling tools, microprocessor architecture, and information retrieval. Earlier, he worked at the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS, developing software for statistical modeling and forecasting of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Jeff is an author of more than 20 publications and a co-inventor on more than 25 patents. He earned a B.S. in computer science and economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Minnesota and received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in computer science from the University of Washington.

Sanjay Ghemawat
Google Fellow

Sanjay works on the distributed computing infrastructure that is used by most Google products. He has led the design and implementation of various storage systems (GFS, Bigtable), a batch processing system (MapReduce), networking libraries, data representation languages, memory management systems, and various performance measurement tools.

Previously, Sanjay was a researcher at DEC’s Systems Research Center, where he worked on performance measurement tools, Java virtual machines, and Java compilers.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell as well as a Ph.D. and M.S. from MIT, all in computer science.

Amit Singhal
Google Fellow

Amit Singhal has worked in the field of search for over fifteen years, first as an academic researcher and now as Google engineer. His research interests include information retrieval, its application to web search, web graph analysis, and user interfaces for search. At Google, Amit works with the Search Quality team, the team responsible for Google’s search algorithms. Prior to joining Google in 2000, Amit was a senior member of technical staff at AT&T Labs.

Amit has an undergraduate degree in India from IIT, Roorkee, a MS from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, all in Computer Science. At Cornell, he studied Information Retrieval with the late Gerard Salton, one of the founders of the field. Amit has co-authored more than thirty scientific papers and numerous patents.


Doug Garland
Vice President, Product Management

Doug Garland is a vice president of product management. In this role, he focuses on delivering services to consumers through partnerships. Additionally, he helps drive the company’s initiative to foster the development of a robust and open wireless broadband ecosystem.

Doug has more than 20 years of experience leading the development and growth of Internet and wireless services. Prior to joining Google, Doug was an executive in residence at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, serving as an advisor on mobile. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president at Yahoo!, where he led the company’s mobile efforts and the launch of the broadband access business. He also held executive positions with Excite@Home and leading wireless companies, playing a key role in the launch of Sprint PCS and the development of digital cellular while at PacTel/AirTouch. Doug began his career as a communications network engineer and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Doug holds an MBA from Stanford University, where he participated in the Public Management Program, including a brief stint as a visiting policy fellow at the FCC. He also holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he currently is a trustee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Bradley Horowitz
Vice President, Product Management

Bradley oversees Google’s communications products and social applications including Google Talk, GrandCentral, Blogger and Picasa. Before joining Google, Bradley led Yahoo’s advanced development division, which developed new products such as Yahoo! Pipes, and drove the acquisition of products such as Flickr and MyBlogLog. Previously, he was Co-Founder and CTO of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy.

Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab and was pursuing his Ph.D. there when he co-founded Virage.

Salar Kamangar
Vice President, Product Management

Salar is vice president of Google’s web applications, including Gmail, Talk, Calendar, Reader, Orkut, Blogger, Picasa, Video, Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Checkout. Previously, he was vice president of product management for Google’s advertising and monetization products, including the AdWords program, which he defined with a small engineering team. Prior to that, Salar created the company’s first business plan and was responsible for its legal and finance functions. He then became a founding member of Google’s product team, working on consumer projects such as the acquisition of DejaNews and the subsequent launch of Google Groups.

Salar earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with honors from Stanford University.

Marissa Mayer
Vice President, Search Products & User Experience

Marissa leads the company’s product management efforts on search products – web search, images, news, books, products, maps, Google Earth, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Health, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google’s first female engineer and led the user interface and web server teams at that time. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google’s search interface, internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages, defining Google News, Gmail, and Orkut, and launching more than 100 features and products on Several patents have been filed on her work in artificial intelligence and interface design. In her spare time, Marissa also organizes Google Movies – outings a few times a year to see the latest blockbusters – for 6,000+ people (employees plus family and friends).

Concurrently with her full-time work at Google, Marissa has taught introductory computer programming classes at Stanford to more than 3,000 students. Stanford has recognized her with the Centennial Teaching Award and the Forsythe Award for her outstanding contribution to undergraduate education.

Prior to joining Google, Marissa worked at the UBS research lab (Ubilab) in Zurich, Switzerland, and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

Marissa has been featured in various publications, including Newsweek (“10 Tech Leaders of the Future”), Red Herring (“15 Women to Watch”), Business 2.0 (“Silicon Valley Dream Team”), BusinessWeek, Fortune, and Fast Company.

Graduating with honors, Marissa received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence.

Sundar Pichai
Vice President, Product Management

Sundar joined Google in 2004 and is currently a vice president of product management. He leads the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s search and consumer products, including iGoogle, Google Toolbar, Desktop Search and Gadgets, Google Pack, and Gears.

Sundar brings more than 12 years of experience developing high-tech consumer and enterprise products. Before joining Google, he held various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company for a variety of software and semiconductor clients.

Sundar received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Mario Queiroz
Vice President, Product Management

As our London-based Vice President of Product Management for international markets, Mario is responsible for product strategy and implementation in non-US geographies as well as for the design of search, ads, and apps products across 20 of Google’s international R&D centers. His previous assignment at Google was to lead the company’s global IT product strategy and development. Prior to joining Google in 2005, Mario was with Hewlett-Packard for 16 years. He last served at HP as Vice President within a global operations function with responsibility for key elements of HP’s IT infrastructure. This followed engineering, product management, marketing, and operations positions in HP’s systems, PC, and printing businesses in California, Germany, and Spain.

A Brazilian national, Mario currently serves on the board of directors of Metro International, a newspaper published daily in 150 cities around the world. Mario holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Lorraine Twohill
Vice President, Marketing, EMEA

Lorraine joined Google in 2003 and is an active member of the European management team. She is responsible for all of Google’s regional marketing activities and teams in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her marketing programmes focus on the go-to-market strategy and adoption of all of Google’s products, from consumer offerings to business services.

Previously, Lorraine was Head of Marketing for Opodo, the European travel portal created by nine of Europe’s leading airlines. She led the launch of the company across Europe, bringing it to a top 3 position in all launch markets within 2 years.

US publication Advertising Age has recognized Lorraine on the “Top 40 Under 40” Global Marketing list. She has also been cited in the Power 100 list by UK magazine Marketing for the past 3 years running. Lorraine holds a joint honours degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University and has been named to the DCU Alumni Roll of Honour.

Susan Wojcicki
Vice President, Product Management

Susan Wojcicki is Google’s Vice President of Product Management responsible for managing Google’s advertising, monetization, and measurement platforms products, including AdWords, AdSense, and Google Analytics.

Susan has a long history with Google: In 1998, her garage served as the company’s first headquarters. In 1999, she began as Google’s first marketing professional. In those days, she was responsible for a wide range of activities, including the establishment of the corporate identity, some of the first holiday logos, and marketing activities and collateral. She also product-managed the licensing of web search, site search and enterprise to Google’s first customers, and was responsible for the initial development of Google Image Search, Book Search and Video Search.

Before joining Google, Susan worked at Intel, and was a management consultant at Bain and R.B. Webber & Company. Susan graduated with honors from Harvard University, holds an MS from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.


Daniel Alegre
Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales & Operations

Daniel oversees all of Google’s sales and operations for the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he was vice president for Latin America sales. Additionally, he oversaw APLA (Asia Pacific and Latin America) business development, and was responsible for all international wireless, syndication, content acquisition and reseller strategic partnerships. Since joining Google in 2004, he has expanded strategic partnerships, including China Mobile, AOL Europe, KDDI and NTT Docomo.

Previously, Daniel worked for 7 years at media company Bertelsmann AG, focused mainly on offline and online music and digital initiatives in different capacities: he was vice president of business development of the Bertelsmann eCommerce Group in New York, spearheading all partnerships and acquisitions for the BMG Music Clubs and CDNow, including strategic partnerships and investments in Napster and MyPlay; managing director of record division BMG Music in Latin America; and director of new internet initiatives in the company headquarters in Guetersloh, Germany. Earlier, Daniel started and ran an FM radio station in Mexico.

Daniel holds dual degrees from Harvard University: an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Tim Armstrong
President, The Americas Operations & Senior Vice President, Google

Tim presides over Google’s North American and Latin American advertising sales and operations teams. His team provides customers with local partnerships as well as centralized sales and services. They work with some of the world’s most widely recognized brands and advertising agencies in addition to some of the fastest growing medium-sized companies.

Tim joined Google from, where he was vice president of sales and strategic partnerships. Prior to his role at, he served as director of integrated sales & marketing at Starwave’s and Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, working across the companies’ Internet, TV, radio, and print properties. He started his career by co-founding and running a newspaper based in Boston, MA, before joining IDG to launch their first consumer Internet magazine, I-Way.

Tim sits on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Advertising Council, and the Advertising Research Foundation, and is a trustee at Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He is a graduate of Connecticut College, with a double major in economics and sociology.

Nikesh Arora
President, EMEA Operations & Senior Vice President, Google

As President of Google EMEA, Nikesh manages and develops Google’s operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. He is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in these regions for the benefit of Google’s growing number of users and advertisers.

With a background as an analyst, Nikesh’s main areas of focus have been consulting, IT, marketing and finance. Prior to joining Google, he was chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile. While there he spearheaded all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe. In 1999, he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Nikesh held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

Nikesh holds an MS and CFA certification from Boston College, and an MBA from Northeastern University, all of which were awarded with distinction. He has served on the adjunct faculty at both Boston College and Northeastern University, developing and teaching courses in business turnarounds, corporate workouts and financial management. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
President, Asia-Pacific & Latin America Operations

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is Google’s President for Asia-Pacific (APAC) & Latin America Operations. In this role, she is responsible for all of Google’s commercial operations in both regions, and has established the company’s presence through 18 offices in 18 countries serving Google’s users, advertisers and partners throughout APAC and Latin America.

Prior to Google, Sukhinder drove sales and business development with leading Internet companies in the consumer and financial services sectors. From 1999-2003, Sukhinder was Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Inc., a leading solutions provider to the global financial services industry. For her entrepreneurship and contributions to the financial services industry, Sukhinder has been profiled in publications including Business Week Online, Canada Post, and Innovation Nation, a book profiling Canadian business leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2002). Sukhinder started her Internet career in strategy and business development for leading e-commerce company and public interactive TV solutions provider OpenTV.

Sukhinder previously worked in strategy for leading British Pay TV provider, BSkyB, a division of News Corporation, and in investment banking for Merrill Lynch in both New York and London.

Sukhinder is a board member of OICW, an organization focused on vocational training for troubled youth and adults, and is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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