Dennis Woodside, VP, Americas Operations, Google
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Dennis Woodside joined Google in 2003 and leads the company's North American and Latin American advertising sales and operations teams. Previously, he oversaw Google's sales and operations in the UK, Benelux, and Ireland. Prior to that, Mr. Woodside launched and ran Google's field operations in Central Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. He established offices in ten countries including Egypt, Turkey, Russia, and Israel. Additionally, he started the company's inside sales operation in Europe.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Woodside was an associate partner at McKinsey and Company, where he led operational and strategy projects for multinational clients in the technology and media industries. Earlier, he managed complex mergers and acquisitions in aerospace, energy, media, and finance industries. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Dennis G. Jacobs in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. Mr. Woodside received a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was associate editor of the Stanford Law Review, and holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Cornell University.