Head of Diversity Markets & Supplier Diversity at Google
I lead Google’s efforts to bridge the digital divide by making our tools and people useful and accessible to diverse businesses and communities. My team works with customers and partners to grow and support the ecosystem of US underrepresented businesses using Google tools for business.
I spent my first 3 years at Google as Online Sales Manager in Google’s sales division where my customers were mid-sized to Fortune 500 businesses looking for aggressive growth and customer acquisition online. I specialized in growing long-term customer relationships and helping our teams be consultative in their approach to marketing strategy.
My early career was spent in nonprofit management, first as New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Operations Manager, then at EmcArts Consulting in New York where I managed planning and evaluation projects for arts and education organizations and their funders. There I helped bring knowledge-sharing and web-based tools and solutions to the firm and its clients – this is where I got the technology bug.
I went to the University of Michigan get my MBA from the Ross School of Business. While there I founded Arts Enterprise, now a national student-led organization helping students find careers using both their left- and right-brain skills. I received the peer-nominated MBA Innovation Award.
I got my BA in Humanities at Yale where I received the Yale Black Achievement Award (owing to one half of my heritage) and focused on Italian studies (owing to the other half). At Yale I sang with the Whiffenpoofs and Alley Cats singing ensembles, managing both groups and tours in over 25 countries.
I live in Ann Arbor, MI with wife Dara and our 3 kids. I flex my right-brain by writing, recording and performing music at home in Ann Arbor, in my hometown of NYC and in my home away from home, New Orleans. I continue to serve on the boards of several nonprofits that bridge community advancement and creative thinking.