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Now that one of the pioneering people behind Google – Marissa Mayer – has been appointed as the most recent chief executive at Yahoo, let’s take a look at this list of people who first put up Google during the close of the nineties.
TheNextWeb.com has the list of these twenty Google pioneers, and their current affiliations/positions:
Larry Page – Co-founder and CEO of Google
Sergey Brin – Co-founder and head of special projects at Google
Susan Wojcicki – Senior VP, Advertising, Google
Urs Hölzle – Senior VP, Technical Infrastructure, Google
Salar Kamangar – Senior VP, YouTube and Video, Google
Omid Kordestani – Senior Advisor to CEO and Founders, Google
Joan Braddi – used to be VP of Search Services, Google (current role unascertained)
Marissa Mayer – President and CEO of Yahoo
Craig Silverstein – Dean of Infrastructure, Khan Academy
Georges Harik – advisor to Google Ventures, Angel investor
Chris Skarakis – Entrepreneur, angel investor at Blip.fm
Harry Cheung – Angel investor for Qwiki, etc.
Steve Schimmel – Angel investor and entrepreneurial advisor for Roozt and others
Heather J. Cairns – Angel investor specifically to businesses headed by women
Amit Patel – Games creator at Red Blob Games
Ray Sidney – Real estate developer, Big George Ventures
Kendra DiGirolamo – Business Analyst, Driscoll
Several others who have worked first with Google ventured into other pastures, so to speak. These include Tim Armstrong who now sits as chief executive for AOL, Sheryl Sandberg who is now the COO of Facebook after working at Google as VP of Global Sales and Operations and Paul Buchheit who went on to found FriendFeed and sell it to Google. Buccheit now works at Y Combinator as a partner.
The list is peopled further by Bret Taylor of Facebook, Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures, Biz Stone and Evan Williams who co-founded Twitter, Dennis Crowley of Foursquare, David Rosenblatt who founded DoubleClick, Chris Saca of Lowercase Capital and Ben Silbermann who founded Pinterest.
Kevin Systrom who founded Instagram also worked with Google for a couple of years. Jeff Levick now works at Spotify, while Scott Hassan went on to found Willow Garage. Others include Dave Girouard, Marc Freed-Finnegan and Jonathan Wall, James Whittaker and Jason Liebman.
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