Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in September 1998. Since then, the company has grown to more than 40,000 employees worldwide, with a management team that represents some of the most experienced technology professionals in the industry.
Larry Page CEO and Co-Founder
As Google’s chief executive officer, Larry is responsible for Google’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 while pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University, and was the first CEO until 2001—growing the company to more than 200 employees and profitability. From 2001 to 2011, Larry was president of products.
Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University. 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.
Eric E. Schmidt Executive Chairman
Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.
From 2001-2011, Eric served as Google’s chief executive officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.
Prior to joining Google, Eric was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Eric is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in the U.K. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. He also chairs the board of the New America Foundation, and since 2008 has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In May 2012, Eric became a member of Khan Academy’s board of directors and the following year he joined the board of The Economist. In 2013, Eric and Jared Cohen co-authored The New York Times bestselling book, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives. In September 2014, Eric published his second New York Times best seller, How Google Works, which he and Jonathan Rosenberg co-authored with Alan Eagle.
Sergey Brin Co-Founder
Sergey Brin co-founded Google Inc. in 1998. Today, he directs special projects. From 2001 to 2011, Sergey served as president of technology, where he shared responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.
Sergey received a bachelor’s 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 member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
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 Causal Structures; Dynamic Itemset Counting and Implication Rules for Market Basket Data; and Beyond Market Baskets: Generalizing Association Rules to Correlations.
David C. Drummond Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer
David Drummond joined Google in 2002, and serves as senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer. He leads Google's global teams for legal, public policy, communications, corporate development/mergers and acquisitions, and product quality operations. He also serves as chairman of Google's investment arms, Google Ventures and Google Capital.
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.
David earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He serves on the board of directors of Uber Technologies, Inc., KKR & Co. L.P., and Rocket Lawyer Inc.
Omid Kordestani Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer
As Google’s chief business officer since 2014, Omid oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. Previously, he served as special advisor to the CEO, a position he held since 2009, and also advised various technology, scientific and medical start-ups through investment and advisory positions.
Omid joined Google in 1999 as “business founder,” leading worldwide revenue generation efforts and operations of the sales organization. He oversaw the development of Google’s initial business model and its path to profitability. After joining the company in 1999, he brought Google to profitability in record time, generating more than $10 billion in revenue in 2006. When he transitioned out of his last operation role into his special advisor role in 2009, Google had 20,000 employees and $23 billion in revenues.
Before joining Google, Omid held leadership roles across product, business development, marketing, and general management functions at companies including Netscape, Hewlett-Packard and Go Corporation. Omid holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ruth M. Porat Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ruth M. Porat joined Google as senior vice president and chief financial officer in May 2015. Prior to joining Google, Ruth was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley. Ruth held several roles in her career at Morgan Stanley including vice chairman of Investment Banking and global head of the Financial Institutions Group. Ruth is vice chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and serves on Stanford’s Council of the School of Humanities and Sciences. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
Ruth earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a master’s degree from London School of Economics.
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Board of Directors
Larry Page, CEO – read Larry's profile
Sergey Brin, Co-Founder – read Sergey's profile
Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman – read Eric's profile
L. John Doerr has served as a member of our board of directors since May
1999. John has been a General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture
capital firm, since August 1980. John has also been a member of the board of directors of
Amyris, Inc., a renewable products company, since May 2006, and serves as chair of its
nominating and governance committee; and Zynga Inc., a provider of social game services,
since April 2013. John was previously a director of Amazon.com, Inc., an e-commerce
company, from 1996 to 2010. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree from
Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and
computer science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rice
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Diane B. Greene has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2012. Diane has also been a member of the board of directors of Intuit Inc., a provider of business and financial management solutions, since August 2006 and serves on its audit and risk committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. Diane co-founded VMware, Inc., a virtualization software company, in 1998 and took the company public in 2007. She served as Chief Executive Officer and President of VMware from 1998 to 2008, as a member of the board of directors of VMware from 2007 to 2008, and as an Executive Vice President of EMC Corporation, a provider of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions and services, from 2005 to 2008. Prior to VMware, Diane held technical leadership positions at Silicon Graphics Inc., a provider of technical computing, storage and data center solutions, Tandem Computers, Inc., a manufacturer of computer systems, and Sybase Inc., an enterprise software and services company, and was Chief Executive Officer of VXtreme, Inc., a developer of streaming media solutions. Diane is also a member of The MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Diane holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in naval architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont.
John L. Hennessy has served as a member of our board of directors since
April 2004, and as Lead Independent Director since April 2007. John has served as the
President of Stanford University since September 2000. John has also been a member of the
board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking equipment company, since January
2002, and serves on its nominating and governance committee and acquisition committee. He
also serves as a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. From 1994 to August
2000, John held various positions at Stanford, including Dean of the Stanford University
School of Engineering and Chair of the Stanford University Department of Computer
Science. John co-founded and served as the chairman of the board of directors of Atheros
Communications, Inc., a wireless semiconductor company, from 1998 to 2010. John holds a
Doctoral degree and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the State
University of New York, Stony Brook, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical
engineering from Villanova University.
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Ann Mather has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2005. Ann has also been a member of the board of directors of: Arista Networks, Inc., a computer networking company, since June 2013, and serves as chair of its audit committee; Glu Mobile Inc., a publisher of mobile games, since September 2005, and serves on its nominating and governance committee; Netflix, Inc., a streaming media company, since July 2010, and serves as chair of its audit committee; and Shutterfly, Inc., an internet-based image publishing company, since May 2013, and serves on its audit committee. Ann has also been an independent trustee to the Dodge & Cox Funds board of trustees since May 2011. Ann was previously a director of Central European Media Enterprises Group, a developer and operator of national commercial television channels and stations in Central and Eastern Europe, from 2004 to 2009, and MoneyGram International, Inc., a global payment services company, from May 2010 to May 2013; and Solazyme, Inc. a biotechnology company, from April 2011 to November 2014. From 1999 to 2004, Ann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pixar, a computer animation film studio. Prior to her service at Pixar, Ann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Village Roadshow Pictures, the film production division of Village Roadshow Limited. Ann holds a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University in England and is a chartered accountant.
Alan R. Mulally has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Alan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, a global automotive company, from September 2006 through June 2014. Alan was previously a member of the board of directors of Ford and served on its finance committee from September 2006 through June 2014. From March 2001 to September 2006, Alan served as Executive Vice President of the Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Inc. He also was a member of the Boeing Executive Council. Prior to that time, he served as President of Boeing’s space and defense business. Alan served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council and sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England’s Royal Academy of Engineering. Alan holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 1982 Alfred P. Sloan fellow.
Paul S. Otellini has served as a member of our board of directors since
April 2004. Paul served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Intel
Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company, from May 2005 to May 2013, and as a
member of its board of directors from 2002 to May 2013. He also served as Intel’s Chief
Operating Officer from 2002 to May 2005. From 1974 to 2002, Paul held various positions
at Intel, including Executive Vice President and General Manager, Intel Architecture
Group, and Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Marketing Group. Paul
holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California,
Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of San
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K. Ram Shriram has served as a member of our board of directors since
September 1998. Ram has been a managing partner of Sherpalo Ventures, LLC, an angel
venture investment company, since January 2000. From August 1998 to September 1999, Ram
served as Vice President of Business Development at Amazon.com, Inc., an e-commerce
company. Prior to that, Ram served as President at Junglee Corporation, a provider of
database technology, which was acquired by Amazon.com in 1998. Ram was an early member of
the executive team at Netscape Communications Corporation. Ram is also on the board of
trustees of Stanford University. Ram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics
from the University of Madras, India.
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Shirley M. Tilghman has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2005. Shirley served as the President of Princeton University from June 2001 to July 2013. Shirley also serves as a trustee of Institute for Advanced Study, Amherst College, the Advantage Testing Foundation the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Leadership for a Diverse America, and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. From August 1986 to June 2001, she served as a Professor at Princeton University, and from August 1988 to June 2001, as an Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 1998, she took the role as founding director of Princeton’s multi-disciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Shirley holds a Doctoral degree in biochemistry from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in chemistry from Queen’s University.