Google’s Growth Equity Investment Fund

Robert Kyncl Advisor Vice President, Head of Content & Business Operations, YouTube more >
Jeremiah Gordon Investment Team General Counsel more >
Venkat Panchapakesan Advisor Vice President, Engineering more >
Tony Fagan Advisor Research Director more >
Ted Fike Investment Team Principal more >
Jen Fitzpatrick Advisor Vice President, Engineering and Product Management more >
Mike Cassidy Advisor Director, Google (X) more >
Arjan Dijk Advisor Vice President, Global SMB Marketing more >
Patrick Jabal Advisor Vice President, Global Product Partnerships more >
Laela Sturdy Investment Team Operating Partner more >
Alan Eustace Advisor Senior Vice President, Knowledge more >
Gene Frantz Investment Team Partner more >
Jeff Huber Advisor Senior Vice President, Google (X) more >
Sundar Pichai Advisor Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps more >
David Lawee Investment Team Partner more >
Lorraine Twohill Advisor Vice President, Global Marketing more >
Marc Vanlerberghe Advisor Marketing Director, Mobile more >
Scott Tierney Investment Team Partner more >
Amit Singh Advisor President, Google Enterprise more >
Paul Muret Advisor Vice President, Engineering, Google Analytics more >
Olivier Belzile Investment Team Manager more >
Claire Johnson Advisor Vice President, Google (X) Chauffeur more >
Don Harrison Advisor Vice President, Corporate Development more >
Sherjan Husainie Investment Team Associate more >
Ariel Bardin Advisor Vice President, Product Management more >
Milo Medin Advisor Vice President, Access Services more >
Ana Sirbu Investment Team Manager more >
Allan Thygesen Advisor Vice President, Global SMB Revenue more >

We are here because we share a deep sense of optimism
about the potential of technology to improve people’s lives
and the world.

Larry Page Co-Founder of Google

We have the capability to use our money, our time, our effort, our expertise,
our brain power, and the Google brand to help build great companies.
That’s a worthwhile thing to do.

David Drummond Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer Chairman of Google Capital

Approach

Google Capital is a growth equity fund backed by Google. We invest in people who are passionate about the potential for technology to change how we live and are rapidly building the companies of tomorrow.

We focus on emerging, long-term technology trends and the companies that are leading or are poised to drive disruption in their respective markets by harnessing these technologies.

Our sole objective is to create value in our investments by helping teams to accelerate growth while identifying areas where we have learned to actively manage risk.

It’s not just about investment capital for us. The most important—and distinctive—feature of Google Capital is how we work with our portfolio companies. We have unique resources in our people, culture and learning experiences. Where we can make a difference, Google Capital proactively connects our team at Google with leading, like-minded entrepreneurs in the world.

Companies

  • Year of Investment: 2013
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA

Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is the leading provider of online survey solutions. SurveyMonkey’s subscription-based solutions enable people to quickly and easily create surveys, collect responses and analyze results.

  • Year of Investment: 2013
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

Lending Club was founded in 2007 with one simple mission: create a more efficient alternative to the traditional banking system that provides lower rates to borrowers and better returns to investors.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Renaissance Learning is a world leader in cloud-based assessment, teaching, and learning solutions with customers in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries worldwide.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: Irvine, CA

Auction.com is the nation’s largest online real estate marketplace for small and large investors. Over $7B of residential and commercial real estate was sold on the company’s online platform in 2013.
Auction.com is transforming the real estate market by bringing transparency, access and improved price realization to a wide array of sellers and buyers.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

CreditKarma.com provides more than 20 million consumers financial peace of mind by tracking their credit and finances all in one place for free. Credit Karma’s goal is to help its members make the most of their credit by offering insightful saving recommendations based on unique data comparisons.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

Freshdesk is a SaaS-based customer support platform that provides multi-channel support to more than 23,000 customers in 118 countries via phone, email, chat, website, and social networks. The company has also launched Freshservice, a cloud-based IT service desk solution for companies requiring internal IT support.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: San Jose, CA

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports many mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use, and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop.

  • Year of Investment: 2014
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

Thumbtack helps millions of people accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives. Thumbtack introduces customers to experienced professionals who are available, interested and qualified to meet their specific needs. Whether looking for a painter for their home, a math tutor for their child, or a DJ for their wedding, Thumbtack provides anyone in the U.S. with an easy and dependable way to get started, compare options, and hire with confidence.

Investment Team

Allan Jean-Baptiste

Associate

Allan Jean-Baptiste

Associate

Passionate about creating opportunity through technology.

Allan Jean-Baptiste joined Google in 2014 and is an Associate at Google Capital. Previously, Allan worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking group in the firm’s New York office.

Allan holds an A.B degree in Economics from Harvard College with a secondary concentration in Global Health and Health Policy. Allan was a recipient of the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize and a Harvard College Scholar.

Ana Sirbu

Manager

Ana Sirbu

Manager

Passionate about accelerating into a better global future through technology.

Ana Sirbu joined Google Capital in 2013. Most recently Ana served as Corporate Development Senior Manager at Skrill, a London-based online payments company. In this role, she focused on global partnerships and strategy projects and later moved to the Bay Area to work on establishing the company's presence in the US. Prior to Skrill, Ana spent several years with Silver Lake Partners as an Investment Associate in its London and New York offices, focusing on technology private equity investments and portfolio company management. Prior to Silver Lake, Ana was at UBS Investment Bank in New York on their Leveraged Finance and Restructuring team.

She received her BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard. Ana is also passionate about foreign languages and speaks fluent English, Romanian, Russian and French and intermediate Spanish, Italian and German.

David Lawee

Partner

David Lawee

Partner

Passionate about scaling the impact of entrepreneurism around the world.

David Lawee is a Partner of Google Capital.

Previously, David was Google’s Vice President of Corporate Development, managing the company's acquisitions and investments. Over David’s five year tenure Google acquired approximately 100 companies. Before that, as Google’s first Vice President of Marketing, David managed all of Google's consumer, advertiser and partner marketing, globally.

Before joining Google, David was a founder of Xfire, a leading online gaming community, which was acquired by Viacom. Previously, David co-founded 3 other start-ups including Mosaic Venture Partners, a leading Toronto-based venture capital firm. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

David holds degrees in law and philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Gene Frantz

Partner

Gene Frantz

Partner

Passionate about the liberating power of technology.

Gene Frantz is a Partner of Google Capital. Before joining Google Capital, Gene was a partner at TPG Capital, a global private equity fund. During his 13 years at TPG, Gene was responsible for multiple technology and telecom investments and represented TPG on multiple public and private company boards of directors.

Prior to TPG Capital, Gene worked at Oracle Corporation leading its venture capital effort and previous to that in corporate development.

Gene holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jeremiah Gordon

General Counsel

Jeremiah Gordon

General Counsel

Passionate about the business of technology and the law.

Jeremiah joined Google in 2011 and is the General Counsel of Google Capital. In this role, Jeremiah manages legal and regulatory affairs for Google Capital and is involved in all aspects of Google Capital, including fund formation, deal execution and portfolio management. Before Google Capital, Jeremiah was a senior counsel at Google where he worked with Google’s corporate development team on acquisitions, investments and special projects.

Prior to Google, Jeremiah worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he represented leading technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors in significant transactions and business challenges. Early in his career, Jeremiah was a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Jeremiah holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Laela Sturdy

Operating Partner

Laela Sturdy

Operating Partner

Passionate about turbocharging great businesses and ideas.

Laela Sturdy joined Google in 2007 and is an Operating Partner with Google Capital. Previously, Laela was a Director of Sales & Business Operations at Google where she helped start, scale, and lead teams in several emerging product areas including video and display advertising, local and SMB services, and mobile commerce.

Prior to Google, Laela was a consultant at Bain & Company where she helped lead projects in a range of industries including media, retail, CPG, and private equity.

Laela holds an AB in Biochemistry from Harvard College, a MSc in Multimedia Systems from Trinity College Dublin, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Olivier Belzile

Manager

Olivier Belzile

Manager

Passionate about facilitating the evolution of web 3.0.

Olivier Belzile joined Google in 2009 and is a Manager at Google Capital. Before Google Capital, Olivier served in a variety of roles within Google’s Finance organization, including leading the finance efforts for Chromebook and supporting client product distribution through the Strategic Partnerships Group.

Prior to Google, Olivier worked as a research associate at Fairview Capital and Bodri Capital, and in both the principal investing and investment banking groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Olivier holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Yale University.

Scott Tierney

Partner

Scott Tierney

Partner

Passionate about disruptive forces of capitalism and technology that improve lives.

Scott Tierney has a diverse background as an entrepreneur leading early stage companies, growth stage investor and former investment banker advising clients on IPOs and M&A. Prior to joining Google, Scott was a General Partner with Steelpoint Capital, the private equity arm for Moore Capital. Before Steelpoint, Scott was President of Archimedes Technology Group, a nuclear technology company that was acquired by General Atomics. Scott was also a founding executive and the Head of Investment Banking for Epoch Partners, an online, technology focused investment bank that was acquired by Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Epoch Partners, Scott was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley.

Scott received an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Haas Fellow.

Sherjan Husainie

Associate

Sherjan Husainie

Associate

Passionate about helping accelerate big ideas.

Sherjan Husainie joined Google Capital in 2013. Prior to Google Capital, Sherjan worked at Morgan Stanley's Technology Investment Banking group and before that at Houlihan Lokey. Sherjan is also the founder of Leaders Global Network, an initiative dedicated to helping thousands of students around the world achieve their career dreams.

Sherjan holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Financial Engineering from UCLA Anderson.

Ted Fike

Principal

Ted Fike

Principal

Passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their mission to transform the way people live, work, and play.

Ted Fike joined Google in 2008 and is a founding Principal of Google Capital. Before Google Capital, Ted was responsible for Google's acquisitions and investments as part of the corporate development team. Previously, Ted worked in Google's sales organization where he managed a number of its largest technology and telecommunications client relationships. Prior to Google, Ted held a variety of strategy and operational roles at WebMD. Earlier in his career, he was an investment analyst at Bain Capital and a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.

Ted graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and concentrations in Finance, Marketing, and Management.

Advisors

David Drummond

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer Chairman of Google Capital

David Drummond

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer Chairman of Google Capital

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, Knowledge

Alan Eustace

Senior Vice President, Knowledge

Passionate about collecting and sharing the world's Knowledge.

Alan Eustace is the senior vice president of Knowledge. 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.

Alan is also 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 several publications and holds numerous patents. He earned a bachelor‘s degree, a master‘s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

Allan Thygesen

Vice President, Global SMB Revenue

Allan Thygesen

Vice President, Global SMB Revenue

Passionate about building, launching and selling digital marketing platforms for SMBs worldwide.

Allan Thygesen manages Google’s advertising revenue from millions of small and medium sized business customers worldwide. Before joining Google in 2010, Allan co-founded an early stage venture firm and was a managing director and partner in the U.S. venture and growth funds of The Carlyle Group, where he led investments in startups in many sectors, including e-commerce, mobile advertising and imaging.

Earlier, Allan served as EVP, sales and business development, at Wink Communications, a provider of an end-to-end software platform for interactive television services, which he helped take public in 1999. Prior to joining Wink in 1996, he worked in sales, marketing, customer service and finance management roles at various technology companies in the United States and Denmark.

Allan received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller scholar. He lives in Menlo Park, with his wife and four children.

Amit Singh

President, Google Enterprise

Amit Singh

President, Google Enterprise

Passionate about bringing the best of Google technology to work and education.

Amit Singh is President of Google Enterprise. The mission of the Enterprise team is to enhance Google's consumer products to make them useful for businesses, and help users "work the way they live". In his current role, Amit is responsible for revenue, support, partnerships, customer operations, and product strategy for all Enterprise products including Google Apps, Maps/Earth, Cloud Platform, Search and Chrome.

Prior to joining Google, Amit spent 20 years with Oracle in various product, engineering, sales and strategy roles. He is a graduate of Rensselaer with a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering. He recently moved from Boston to San Francisco but hasn't lost his love for all things Boston.

Andy Berndt

Vice President and Founder, Google Creative Lab

Andy Berndt

Vice President and Founder, Google Creative Lab

The Creative Lab is a small group of creative people at Google who help connect users to the magic of Google technology and the spirit of the people who create it.

Andy Berndt started the Creative Lab at Google in 2007. Since then, the Lab has been involved with almost all of Google’s major efforts, including Android, Chrome, the self-driving car, Google Glass, Project Loon, and many others.

Andy joined Google from Ogilvy, where he was Co-President of Ogilvy’s New York office. Prior to taking this role, Andy ran Ogilvy’s advertising business in New York and was a Group Creative Director and copywriter on the IBM account.

Earlier, Andy was recruited by Steve Jobs and Lee Clow to help Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, re-launch the Apple brand. He ran the business at Chiat/Day and guided the “Think Different” campaign, the launch of the iMac and the introduction of the Apple Online Store. Andy joined Chiat/Day from Wieden & Kennedy where he helmed the Nike account and oversaw the U.S. business. Also at Wieden & Kennedy, Andy led segments of the Microsoft account, including the introduction of Windows 95.

Andy’s work has been recognized by various industry bodies in the U.S. and abroad. He was inducted into the Hall of Achievement by the American Advertising Federation in 2007. Andy has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Duke University, where he also played basketball under coach K.

Ariel Bardin

Vice President, Product Management

Ariel Bardin

Vice President, Product Management

Passionate about rapidly shipping great products.

Ariel Bardin is responsible for product strategy and business development for Google Payments. This includes products that allow Google properties to accept payments, third-party merchants to accept Google Wallet, and consumers to use Google Wallet online and in the real world. Previously, Ariel spent eight years as a leader in Google AdWords where he helped define, build, and launch many advertiser-facing features.

Prior to joining Google in 2004, Ariel was a Software Developer at AltaVista and SAP labs, and a Technical Director at BigVine/AllBusiness. He also has entrepreneurial roots: Ariel founded a small software company that developed CAD collaboration tools, and before he found his calling in the tech industry, he started a dance studio in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ariel earned a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a master’s of science in management science & engineering from Stanford University.

Arjan Dijk

Vice President, Global SMB Marketing

Arjan Dijk

Vice President, Global SMB Marketing

Passionate about helping small businesses around the world to be more successful on-line.

Arjan Dijk is Google’s Vice President of Global SMB Marketing and has more than 20 years of marketing management experience. His main responsibility and passion is to help small businesses across the world to get online and succeed online.

Prior to joining Google in 2008, Arjan worked for five years at Capital One Europe heading up the Marketing function and serving as a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Before joining Capital One, Arjan held Brand and Marketing Management roles with Unilever in the world of Ice Cream and Frozen Foods in Europe.

Arjan has a BBA degree from Nyenrode Business University, a MSc degree in Sociology from Vrije University Amsterdam and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2009, he relocated from London to the Google offices in Mountain View. He lives with his black labrador Mickie in San Francisco.

Arjan is the co-author of the recently released The Small Think Big Book which offers unique insights, inspirational stories and actionable ideas on how small businesses today are using the web to win. In addition to his job at Google, Arjan serves as an Executive Board member of the Direct Marketing Association.

Ben Fried

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Ben Fried

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Passionate about the opportunity for all the innovation that's gone into consumer technology in the last 15 years to disrupt how we deliver IT in the enterprise.

Ben Fried is Google’s 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 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 is a graduate of Columbia University.

Claire Johnson

Vice President, Google (X) Chauffeur

Claire Johnson

Vice President, Google (X) Chauffeur

Passionate about building organizations and leadership teams that can scale quickly.

Claire Hughes Johnson leads the Google Offers product, responsible for matching businesses with people looking for savings on great places to eat, shop and play. Since joining Google in 2004, Claire has led teams in both the consumer and business space, including the business teams behind the launches of Gmail, Google Checkout and Google Apps. She also founded the Consumer Operations team that today supports all Google users. Most recently, Claire led Global Online Sales and the New Products & Solutions teams, responsible respectively for acquiring and serving thousands of advertisers, merchants and commerce partners and for developing & selling new product areas for Google (e.g., display & mobile). Claire also served as co-lead and executive sponsor of the Global Women@Google Network and is a member of the Google Diversity Executive Council.

Prior to Google, Claire worked in management consulting, developing marketing and customer strategies for large media companies, including DirecTV, The New York Times and Dow Jones. Claire's career began in Massachusetts state politics, working for the Attorney General and running gubernatorial, state and local campaigns. Between elections, Claire spent a year working on the editorial side for a Hearst magazine publication.

Claire earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. She serves on the board of Hallmark Cards, Inc and as a Trustee of Milton Academy. She lives in Menlo Park, CA with her husband and children.

Deepak Khandelwal

Vice President, Global Customer Services

Deepak Khandelwal

Vice President, Global Customer Services

Deepak Khandelwal joined Google in 2010 and leads global customer services, which is part of the SMB organization. His team's responsibilities include ensuring small and medium sized advertisers have a great service experience with Google, providing sales support for Google’s large advertising customers, and operating central functions such as ad approvals, process improvement and localization. Prior to joining Google, Deepak spent more than 15 years at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and leader in the service operations practice. During his time there, he founded McKinsey's customer care practice and ran it globally for over five years. Earlier in his career, Deepak worked at IBM and also ran his own company.

Deepak has a bachelor of science (electrical engineering) degree from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Don Harrison

Vice President, Corporate Development

Don Harrison

Vice President, Corporate Development

Don Harrison is Vice President of Corporate Development at Google. He was formerly Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and worked on a variety of projects, from large international acquisitions to investments and innovative compensation programs. He joined in 2005, and has since closed more than 100 transactions for Google, including Urchin Software, Keyhole, DoubleClick, Motorola, AdMob and ITA.

Prior to that, Don was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, in 2003, he was first introduced to Google and helped them acquire a small, Santa Monica based start-up (Applied Semantics). He started his career at the Toronto law firm of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, after earning a degree in political science and philosophy at Dalhousie University and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Eisar Lipkovitz

Vice President, Engineering

Eisar Lipkovitz

Vice President, Engineering

Eisar Lipkovitz oversees engineering teams at Google that work on infrastructure projects involving Google’s web search systems, including building the index and keeping it as fresh and comprehensive as possible. Prior to joining Google in 2004, he managed Akamai’s Edge caching server development team for several years. Eisar earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, followed by an MBA in Finance, from Tel Aviv University. Eisar started programming at the age of twelve using a Commodore 64 and has maintained a deep passion for debugging and troubleshooting systems since then.

Hal Varian

Chief Economist

Hal Varian

Chief Economist

Dr. Hal R. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google. He started in May 2002 as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy and public policy.

Hal is also an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley in three departments: business, economics, and information management.

Hal received his SB degree from MIT in 1969 and his MA in mathematics and Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1973. He has also taught at MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Michigan and other universities around the world.

Hal is a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Co-Editor of the American Economic Review from 1987-1990 and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Oulu, Finland and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Professor Varian has published numerous papers in economic theory, industrial organization, financial economics, econometrics and information economics. He is the author of two major economics textbooks which have been translated into 22 languages. He is the co-author of a bestselling book on business strategy, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy and wrote a monthly column for the New York Times from 2000 to 2007.

Jeff Huber

Senior Vice President, Google (X)

Jeff Huber

Senior Vice President, Google (X)

Passionate about building and innovating with amazing teams that have the audacity to change the world.

Jeff Huber joined Google in 2003 and is at Google (X) working on not-yet-disclosed projects. Previously at Google, Jeff led Maps, Payments, and Travel (2011-2013), engineering & development for the company's advertising products AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick (2003-2011) and for Google Apps (2005-2010).

Earlier, Jeff was vice president of architecture and systems development at eBay and senior vice president of engineering at Excite@Home, where he led consumer product and infrastructure development.

Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from Harvard University. He is a board member of Electronic Arts (EA) and The Exploratorium.

Jen Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Engineering and Product Management

Jen Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Engineering and Product Management

Passionate about bringing the real world and the online world closer together.

Jen Fitzpatrick leads the product and engineering efforts for Google’s local products including local search, Google Places and Place pages. During her 11 years at Google, Jen has led software development for a wide variety of Google products and teams, including AdWords, Google News, Product Search, corporate engineering and the Google Search Appliance. Jen was also a co-founding member of Google's user experience team. She started at Google in 1999 and was one of the company’s first female engineers.

Jen holds a bachelor's degree in symbolic systems and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University. For her master's degree, she specialized in theoretical computer science.

John Hanke

Product Vice President, Niantic

John Hanke

Product Vice President, Niantic

John Hanke leads an innovative “startup” within Google called Niantic Labs. Niantic was founded by John as an independent group within Google to explore new kinds of mobile applications at the intersection of mobile, location, social, and with eye towards an emerging class of wearable devices. The group has launched two very well received products to date - Field Trip, a guide to the hidden secrets and amazing places of the world, and Ingress, a mobile app that turns the entire world into an interactive, multiplayer game.

John began his business career in 1994 when he left the foreign service and moved to California to attend the MBA program at UC Berkeley with the dream of reconnecting with his childhood passion for technology.

While at Berkeley John joined with a classmate who was founding a company to create a new kind of online computer game. The startup (Archetype Interactive) created one of the first ‘massively multiplayer’ Internet games. It was acquired by 3DO in 1996. After a two years at 3DO, John left to co-found a startup to create more Internet games. That company, Big Network, was acquired in 2000.

The next step happened when John met a group of former software executives from Silicon Graphics and Disney. Together they founded ‘Keyhole’ and created a new kind of map - a digital earth. John led the team as CEO which launched the first ever online 3D globe based on satellite imagery and mapping data. The company agreed to be acquired by Google in 2004.

The team relaunched Keyhole as “Google Earth” (an application that has been download by more than a billion users). John eventually became the VP of the ‘Geo’ group at Google which launched a number of innovative projects including scaling up Maps and Earth to cover the entire world, launching a fleet of Street View cars, creating an innovative aerial photography platform, creating Google’s own global basemap, and many more.

John received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996 and has a BA in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kristen Gil

Vice President, Business Operations

Kristen Gil

Vice President, Business Operations

Kristen Gil joined Google in 2007 and currently leads the Business Operations and Strategy team, which helps the company to innovate at scale by designing efficient business processes and solving strategic business problems. Her team tackles projects such as global resource allocation and investment analysis, operational strategy and readiness for emerging and growing businesses, internal operations improvements and organization design.

Prior to joining Google, Kristen was general manager and then senior vice president of corporate strategy at Marketron International, helping to turn around the software company and improve earnings performance. She was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, focused on improving operations at a wide range of companies.

Kristen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering & operations research from Cornell University.

Lorraine Twohill

Vice President, Global Marketing

Lorraine Twohill

Vice President, Global Marketing

Passionate about bringing technology to life through compelling stories that connect with consumers.

Lorraine Twohill runs Global Marketing at Google. Over the last ten years, her job has been to tell the evolving story of Google to the world, bringing Google’s products to life in a simple way for users and customers.

Her team’s role spans all of Google’s products across the globe. From reminding people why they love Search to helping the world fall in love with a new browser called Chrome. From helping small businesses get online and thrive to igniting the advertising industry. From letting kids design Doodles on the Google homepage to capturing and preserving the world's culture online, using technology as a force for good.

Lorraine has 21 years experience in marketing. Lorraine joined Google from European travel site Opodo, first running Google’s European Marketing team before taking on her current global role. A proud native of Ireland, she holds a joint honors degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University and has been nominated to their Alumni Roll of Honour. She is a member of The Board of Directors at Williams-Sonoma Inc. and two years ago was named Adweek's Grand Brand Genius.

Marc Vanlerberghe

Marketing Director, Mobile

Marc Vanlerberghe

Marketing Director, Mobile

Passionate about creating a much better shopping environment by combining the best of online and offline.

Marc Vanlerberghe runs global retail marketing at Google. In addition to overseeing Google's online eCommerce initiatives (Google Play), his job is to bring Google's story to live in physical environments.

Since joining Google seven years ago, Marc has led marketing for Android and mobile. He has more than 16 years of experience in the mobile sector. Prior to joining Google, Marc was the CEO of Quios, a company he co-founded, focused on providing SMS marketing services to corporations. Prior to that, he was Director of Business Development at Proximus, a Vodafone JV. Before that, he was a consultant at McKinsey. Marc began his career at IBM where he worked for seven years in technical, marketing, and management positions in IBM's Unix line of business.

Marc holds an MBA from Stanford University, where he participated in the Global Management Program. He also holds a master's degree in Science from Universiteit Gent in Belgium.

Mike Cassidy

Director, Google (X)

Mike Cassidy

Director, Google (X)

Passionate about bringing the internet to 2/3 of the world's population that doesn't have it.

Mike Cassidy is a Director in Google (X). Mike previously was a Director of Product Management for the Google search engine, focusing on social search, personalized search, people search and other areas. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Mike was the co-founder and CEO of four start-ups: Ruba, which helped travelers share their favorite places and was acquired by Google; Xfire, which helps gamers play online with their friends and was acquired by MTV; Direct Hit, a search engine whose customers included MSN, Lycos, AOL, etc. and was acquired by Ask Jeeves; and Stylus Innovation, whose flagship product was computer telephony software Visual Voice, and which was acquired by Artisoft.

Mike has been on the board of advisors of Jazz at Lincoln Center the visiting committee board of the MIT Media Lab. He studied jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music. Mike has bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Milo Medin

Vice President, Access Services

Milo Medin

Vice President, Access Services

Milo Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of access services at Google, where he oversees the company’s Gigabit Fiber to the Home project and other efforts to improve access to the Internet. Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was founder and CTO of M2Z Networks, a company that sought to deploy a national broadband wireless network system that will expand consumer network access by providing nationwide portable broadband service that was also to help bridge the digital divide. He was co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, where he led the development of the company's national infrastructure, and helped deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators. Earlier, Milo worked at NASA's Ames Research Center, where he managed the primary west coast interconnect for the Internet, and architected and managed the global NASA Science Internet. Before NASA, while enrolled at UC Berkeley, he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, programming high performance computers in support of various Defense Programs.

Milo holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley. He has participated in a number of public policy forums, including two National Academy of Sciences panels and a variety of TechNet initiatives, and given testimony in Congress and before the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband technology policy. He has received two patents in the field of network access technology.

Neal Mohan

Vice President, Display Advertising

Neal Mohan

Vice President, Display Advertising

Neal Mohan is Vice President of Display Advertising Products at Google. He is responsible for the company’s display advertising offerings across all desktop, tablet and mobile devices. This includes the Google Display Network, AdSense, AdMob, Ad Exchange, InviteMedia, AdMeld, Wildfire and the suite of DoubleClick products.

Neal’s efforts focus on growing the overall digital media industry by building innovative media and technology solutions for Google's partners around the world. His clients include millions of publishers and advertisers, from the largest media conglomerates and leading global brands to small businesses, applications, and websites built by individuals.

Neal serves on the Boards of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Mobile Marketing Association. He is a regular speaker at industry events and was recently named one of Ad Age's 10 Most Influential Players in Marketing. He is also a member of the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Prior to joining Google, Neal was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Development at DoubleClick where he built the company's strategic plan, led the product management team, and grew the business rapidly. Previously, Neal held various leadership positions at DoubleClick and NetGravity in technology development, business operations, and client services where he helped pioneer the digital marketing industry. Neal has also served in strategy and consulting roles at Microsoft and Accenture.

Neal earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Nick Fox

Vice President, Product Management

Nick Fox

Vice President, Product Management

Nicholas Fox joined Google in 2003 and is currently a Vice President of Product Management for Android. Prior to joining the Android team in 2013, Nick led product management for Google’s search advertising business, where he focused on optimizing the end-user experience, advertiser performance, and revenue of ads displayed through Google's AdWords program.

Prior to joining Google, Nick was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Palo Alto, focusing on corporate finance and strategy for technology companies. He studied economics at Harvard College, from which he graduated magna cum laude.

Patrick Jabal

Vice President, Global Product Partnerships

Patrick Jabal

Vice President, Global Product Partnerships

Passionate about making partnerships work at scale.

As Vice President, Global Product Partnerships, Patrick Jabal leads Strategic Partnership and Business Development teams that negotiate and manage content partnerships, technology licensing, and other product-enabling relationships, for a number of Google's Product Areas including Knowledge (e.g. Core-Search, Maps), and Social (e.g. Google+).

Prior to joining Google in 2006, Patrick held general management positions at eBay Inc., and earlier was a two-time entrepreneur: first as co-founder/CEO of TCI OEM Services (a PC component design and manufacturing firm he started as an engineering student at the University of Waterloo); and later as co-founder/CEO of enterprise software start-up Siteburst Inc.

Between his entrepreneurial ventures Patrick earned a MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Paul Muret

Vice President, Engineering, Google Analytics

Paul Muret

Vice President, Engineering, Google Analytics

Passionate about helping businesses succeed in a rapidly changing user world.

Paul Muret is Vice President of Engineering at Google where he leads the Google Analytics team. Google Analytics seeks to give businesses the data and insights they need to be successful, and Paul oversees all analytics product development, engineering and related measurement tools.

Paul has been instrumental in the development of Analytics since its inception in 2005. Previously, Paul was founder and CEO of two start-ups, including Urchin Software Corporation which was acquired by Google and served as the foundation for what would later become Google Analytics.

Before Urchin, Paul ran Quantified System, Inc., a San Diego-based web development and e-commerce hosting company. Paul — a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) — was also a member of the UCSD Space Physics research team where he created visualization systems for large-scale simulations.

Regina Dugan

Vice President, Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects

Regina Dugan

Vice President, Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects

Dr. Regina Dugan, Vice President of Engineering, leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, a skunkworks-inspired team chartered to deliver breakthrough innovations.

Regina was most recently the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the principal agency within the Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capabilities. Appointed Director in July of 2009, she was the first woman to lead the Agency. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Dugan co-founded a niche investment firm and was founder and senior executive in several commercial companies with diverse products.

A technogeek who has been widely recognized for her leadership in innovation and technology development, Regina has spoken at events ranging from All Things Digital: D9 and D11, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, to TED where her 2012 talk was one of the top 10 trending Twitter topics worldwide. Regina was named “Number 1 Nerd to Watch in 2013” by NPR, “Top 10 Influential Women in Wireless” by Fierce Wireless, and is one of CNN’s “Top 10 Thinkers.”

Regina obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees.

Robert Kyncl

Vice President, Head of Content & Business Operations, YouTube

Robert Kyncl

Vice President, Head of Content & Business Operations, YouTube

Passionate about connecting the world through video.

Robert Kyncl is Head of Content & Business Operations at YouTube where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy. Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.

Frequently a keynote speaker at major media events worldwide such as CES, Mipcom, Cannes Lions, EBG, Abraaj Annual Forum and the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Robert is also much sought after to address senior leadership at NBCU, Warner Music Group, L'Oreal, UBS, The Producer's Guild, Bertelsmann, the BBC, and Starcom Mediavest, and Vivendi, among others. Robert has been listed in Variety’s 2012 Dealmakers Impact Report as one of their “disruptors”, Vanity Fair’s 2012 & 2013 New Establishment List, Billboard’s Power 100 List in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players List and AdWeek’s 2013 “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn.” He has also served as a member of the Paley Center’s Media Council.

In 2012, Robert was honored for his commitment to CoachArt, a local non-profit that provides arts and athletic lessons for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Robert holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz. He resides in Beverly Hills with his wife and two daughters.

Sameer Samat

Vice President, Product Management

Sameer Samat

Vice President, Product Management

Sameer Samat is a Vice President of Product Management, leading the Shopping team at Google. Prior to Google Sameer founded two vertical search and text mining companies, raising venture financing from several firms including In-Q-Tel (venture fund of the Central Intelligence Agency), and completing successful acquisitions of both to public companies. Prior to Google, Sameer served as Executive Vice President of Products at Kofax, a publicly traded software company in the Content Management space, where he was responsible for engineering, product management and product marketing. Sameer holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Sundar Pichai

Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps

Sundar Pichai

Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps

Passionate about bringing computing to the next 5B people.

Sundar Pichai oversees product management, engineering and innovation efforts for two of the most important platforms in computing today—Android and Chrome. He’s also responsible for a range of Google’s popular products including Gmail and Google Drive, as well as the suite of cloud-based productivity applications for business, education and government known as Google Apps.

Sundar joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of Google Toolbar and Google Chrome, key consumer products which are now used by hundreds of millions of people.

Before joining Google, Sundar held positions at Applied Materials and McKinsey & Company. Sundar received a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal. He holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Tony Fagan

Research Director

Tony Fagan

Research Director

Passionate about solving new problems with data.

Tony Fagan joined Google in 2007 to build a quant team. He is currently responsible for a global research team focused on developing algorithms and data systems for new ads products and sales initiatives. Prior to Google, Tony managed an engineering team at eBay and was co-founder of NextAction (now called Datalogix). He holds degrees in statistics and engineering.

Venkat Panchapakesan

Vice President, Engineering

Venkat Panchapakesan

Vice President, Engineering

Passionate about making the world a smaller planet - enabling people from all corners of the world to communicate and collaborate with each other.

Venkat Panchapakesan joined Google in July 2010 and is the Head of Engineering at YouTube. Venkat leads a global team of engineers working to bring you all the world’s video instantly, on any screen, in the highest quality. In his current role, he oversees the technology powering YouTube for more than a billion users each month.

Venkat previously oversaw the technology behind Google applications like, Gmail, Drive, Docs and Calendar for hundreds of millions of users. He joined Google from Greylock Partners where he was an Entrepreneur In Residence and prior to that held a number of senior roles at Yahoo!, including executive vice president. In the course of his twelve-year tenure at the company, Yahoo!’s employee ranks grew from 200 to 14,000 and its revenue rose from $208 million to $7.8 billion. Venkat was responsible for building an array of Yahoo!’s consumer and e-commerce products, including Yahoo! Auctions, Clubs, News and Real Estate. He led the company’s expansion into India in 2003 and built a 1,500-person technology team in Bangalore. He returned to the U.S. in 2007 to lead the company’s consumer technology group, a 3,000-person corps spread across 14 countries and serving 550 million users. Venkat was instrumental in streamlining the company’s product lines and focusing its developers on a platform-centric approach. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Venkat led a massively multi-processor computing research team at Hewlett-Packard. His technology career first began as a software engineer at Amdahl Computers and TeamOne.