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 in 2013 he joined the board of The Economist.
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.
Nikesh Arora Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer
Nikesh oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. Since joining Google in 2004, he has held several positions with the company. Most recently, he led Google’s global direct sales operations. He also developed and managed the company’s operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in those regions for the benefit of Google’s growing number of users and advertisers.
Prior to joining Google, he was chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile Europe. 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 a master’s degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University, both of which were awarded with distinction. He also holds the CFA designation. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
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. and Rocket Lawyer Inc.
Patrick Pichette Senior Vice President and 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 Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company.
Patrick is a board member of Trudeau Foundation and serves as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders, Canada. 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.
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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 synthetic biology company, since May 2006, and serves as chair of its
nominating and governance committee and as a member of its leadership development and
compensation committee; and Zynga Inc., a provider of social game services, since April
2013. John was previously a director of Amazon.com, Inc., an internet retail company,
from 1996 to 2010. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard
Business School, and 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. She is also a member of The MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Diane co-founded VMware, Inc., a provider of virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions, 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., a global enterprise software and services company, and was Chief Executive Officer of VXtreme, Inc., a developer of streaming media solutions. 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: Glu Mobile Inc., a publisher of mobile games, since September 2005, and serves on its nominating and governance committee; Netflix, Inc., an internet subscription service for movies and television shows, since July 2010, and serves as chair of its audit committee; Shutterfly, Inc., a manufacturer and digital retailer of personalized products and services, since May 2013, and serves on its audit committee; and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, since April 2011, and serves as chair of 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. From 1999 to 2004, Ann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pixar, a computer animation 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.
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 internet retail
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 the Advantage Testing Foundation, Amherst College, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the Leadership for a Diverse America. 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.