Chief Executive Officer
Thomas joined Google in November 2018 as the CEO of Google Cloud. Prior to Google, Thomas spent 22 years at Oracle, where most recently he was President of Product Development. Before that, Thomas worked at McKinsey as a business analyst and engagement manager. His nearly 30 years of experience have given him a deep knowledge of engineering, enterprise relationships, and leadership of large organizations.
Thomas' degrees include, an MBA in Administration and Management from Stanford University as an Arjay Miller Scholar and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Thomas serves as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and Princeton University School of Engineering Advisory Council.
Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure
Urs Hölzle oversees the design and operation of the servers, networks, and data centers that power Google’s services, as well as the development of the software infrastructure used by Google’s applications. Lately, he’s spending his time on Google Cloud Platform, making the infrastructure work his team pioneered for Google available to developers around the world. Urs joined Google as its first vice president of engineering after having been an associate professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, he contributed to the efficient implementation of virtual machines for programming languages such as Java.
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President, Cloud Sales
Robert joined Google Cloud in April 2019. Prior to Google, Robert spent 27 years at SAP in leadership roles across sales and operations, most recently as President, Cloud Business Group and Executive Board Member. He developed and managed SAP’s entire cloud product portfolio, led the field revenue and enablement efforts across multiple geographies, and oversaw core functions including professional services, ecosystem, channel, and solutions.
Before joining SAP, Robert spent 11 years in various roles in the IT industry. An avid supporter of youth advancement and development, he serves as the honorary global Chairman of the Els for Autism Golf Challenge.
President, North America, Google Cloud
Kirsten joined Google Cloud in June 2019, leading the customer-facing and partner-facing teams that serve enterprises, mid-market customers, and small to mid-sized businesses for Google Cloud in North America. She’s a technology industry veteran, with business leadership and sales experience ranging from startups to the largest software companies in the world.
Prior to Google, Kirsten was senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales at Red Hat, and CEO of Yardarm Technologies, an IoT startup.
Earlier in her career, she spent more than 25 years at Microsoft, where she was corporate vice president of the company’s 10,000-employee worldwide Customer Support and Professional Services organization.
Kirsten lives in Florida and mentors various startups and entrepreneurs.
Vice President, Customer Experience
John leads the Customer Experience organization for Google Cloud responsible for developing and executing on the strategy that ensures customers adopt and realize business value from Google Cloud. This includes leading Professional Services, Training and Enablement, and Customer Support.
Prior to Google, John spent 20 years at Microsoft in numerous roles, including corporate vice president of Worldwide Customer Success, where he established a new organization to drive adoption of Microsoft's cloud services, vice president Worldwide Specialist Sales, where he led enterprise sales strategy across the full suite of enterprise cloud services, and general manager of Global Accounts with responsibility for Microsoft's top 100 enterprise customers.
John attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in business administration. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife Kelly and their two daughters. In his spare time, John enjoys golfing, cycling, and sports car racing.
Vice President, Marketing
Alison Wagonfeld leads marketing for Google Cloud, covering the Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Google Maps, and Google for Education businesses. Previously, she was an operating partner at Emergence Capital, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on enterprise cloud companies. Prior to that, Alison was Executive Director of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, where she worked with faculty to build the entrepreneurship curriculum and develop the Harvard Innovation Lab. Before her role at HBS, Alison led marketing and business development at Greenlight, a venture-backed startup. She also worked at Intuit, where she co-founded the Quicken Loans business. Earlier in her career, Alison worked as a product manager at Microsoft and as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.
The San Francisco Business Journal named Alison one of the “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area.”
Vice President and General Manager, G Suite
Javier Soltero is an entrepreneur and software executive. Most recently, Soltero served as Corporate Vice President for the Cortana digital assistant in Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence product division. While at Microsoft, he held a number of product leadership positions, including for products such as Outlook. Soltero joined Microsoft in 2014 as part of the acquisition of Acompli, a mobile email startup he co-founded and led as CEO. As part of the acquisition, Acompli was launched as Outlook Mobile and has become one of Microsoft’s most successful products in use by over a hundred million people around the world.
Prior to starting Acompli, Javier held senior leadership positions at VMware where he joined after the acquisition of his first company Hyperic. Before Hyperic, Javier held chief architect and senior engineering positions at a number of enterprise software and consumer internet companies including Netscape, where he worked on early internet messaging, application server and e-commerce technologies.
Javier attended Carnegie Mellon University and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrew W. Moore
Vice President and General Manager, Cloud AI and Industry Solutions
Andrew W. Moore, PhD, is a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics. He became the Head of Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence in January 2019.
Moore previously worked at Google from 2006 to 2014 and was the founding director of Google’s Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006. He then spent a four-year hiatus at Carnegie Mellon University as the dean of the School of Computer Science.
Andrew’s research interests encompass the field of “big data” — applying statistical methods and mathematical formulas to massive quantities of information, ranging from web searches to astronomy to medical records, in order to identify patterns and extract meaning from that information. His past research has included improving the ability of robots and other automated systems to sense the world around them and respond appropriately.
Andrew lives in Pittsburgh and makes frequent trips to the Google Cloud headquarters in California.
Vice President and General Manager, Business Application Platform
Amit Zavery is a result-oriented transformational leader with deep technical knowledge and proven business acumen. He is the head of platform for Google Cloud. Previously he was executive vice president and general manager of Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware products. He led Oracle's product vision, design, development, and go-to-market strategy for cloud platform, middleware, and analytics portfolio and oversaw a global team of more than 4,500 engineers.
Amit has a proven track record of designing and delivering market-leading products and building organizations by recruiting and retaining world-class talent. He was instrumental in building Oracle's Fusion Middleware product portfolio before leading Oracle's transformation into a cloud platform provider by starting and building Oracle Public Cloud and operating multiple cloud-native services.
Amit is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and considered a thought leader in enterprise software by customers, press, and analysts. He also has extensive experience in identifying, acquiring, and integrating numerous private and public companies.
Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales
Carolee is the Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at Google Cloud. Reporting to the President of Google Cloud, Carolee is responsible for the tens of thousands of partners who resell and serve Google Cloud's business — from small system integrators and online partners to the world's largest consulting, telco, and manager services providers. In this role, Carolee ensures that the sales team has a selection of highly skilled partners for every workload, vertical and segment all throughout the world; that Google Cloud delivers a world-class partner experience for our partners; and that our partners deliver a superlative experience to our shared Google Cloud customers.
Carolee has more than 20 years of industry, international sales and executive management experience with an accomplished track record for leading global channels, devising and executing sales strategies, and delivering extensive growth. Carolee has served as the Chief Ecosystem & Channels Officer for GE Digital, where she was responsible for driving the vision, strategy and execution for all of GE Digital's partner relationships and channels to market globally. Prior to GE Digital, she served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Success & Global Channels at Adaptive Insights, a cloud corporate performance management company. Carolee was responsible for the company's world-wide sales strategy, all customer-facing initiatives, professional services, global customer support and training — as well as global sales and business development. Prior to this, Carolee spent over six years at SAP in diverse roles, primarily as the Global Vice President of Ecosystem and Channels Strategic Partner Organization & OEM. Earlier in her career, she held a series of international executive sales, operational and consulting roles with PeopleSoft and Deloitte.
Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem and Business Development
Kevin Ichhpurani is Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem and Business Development at Google Cloud. Kevin brings nearly 25 years of experience in the technology industry leading global strategy, platform ecosystem transformation, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.
Most recently, Kevin served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer of GE. Prior to GE Digital Kevin was a Senior Partner, Global Markets at Ernst and Young and before Ernst and Young Kevin served at SAP as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development and Global Ecosystem.
Kevin holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.