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20 Mar 2024

Introducing the CapitalG 2024 Advisory Board

An investment from CapitalG has always extended far beyond capital. The firm was established over a decade ago to bring the magic of Google–in the form of its incredible people, resources and insights–to the broader startup ecosystem. In that time, over 3,500 Googlers have advised over 4,500 portfolio company employees at companies like Stripe, Databricks, Duolingo, UiPath, and CrowdStrike. Thoughtfully curated annually to match the needs of our portfolio companies, advisors engage meaningfully with our companies to help them scale their sales and marketing capabilities, build qualified sales pipelines, optimize their monetization strategies, expand their distribution channels and partners, gain access to the latest technologies, and so much more.

In addition to welcoming the return of thirteen of our advisors from 2023, CapitalG is pleased to introduce fifteen new members to the 2024 Advisory Board. We’re grateful for these talented leaders’ dedication to our mission and can’t wait to see their impact.


Rohit Bhat

Managing Director, Financial Services, Capital Markets, and Exchanges, Google Cloud

Rohit Bhat

Rohit is Google Cloud’s managing director of financial services, capital markets, exchanges and digital assets. An engineer by trade with expertise in business strategy, Rohit drives innovation and change across the financial services sector. He especially works with disruptive technologies such as generative AI, blockchain, and real-time risk, seeking ways to help customers leverage these technologies to advance market structure and improve operational efficiency. Outside of work, Rohit enjoys exploring new restaurants with his wife and spending family time in Chicago.

Pallab Deb

Managing Director, Solution System Integrators & Industry Value Networks, Google Cloud

Pallab Deb

Pallab has over 20 years of experience managing global tech services businesses, most recently as managing director of solution system integrators (SIs) & industry value networks, where he built the function for Google Cloud. Before joining Google in 2019, Pallab was a longtime executive at Wipro where he ran multiple global functions and most recently served as the VP and head of data, analytics and AI.

Irina Farooq

Senior Director, Data Analytics Product Management, Google Cloud

Irina Farooq

Irina is Google Cloud’s senior director of product for data analytics, where she leads product management and strategy for BigQuery and Open Source Analytics. Irina has over 15 years of product leadership experience across a variety of sectors, including data & analytics, AI/ML, enterprise software, networking, IoT, and cloud. Prior to joining Google in 2020, she was the chief product officer at Kinetica and vice president of products and strategy at Riverbed Technology.

Joanna Goldblatt

Director, Data, Measurement & Analytics, Google Large Customer Sales

Joanna Gold

Joanna leads Google’s data, measurement & analytics organization as part of the large customer sales group where she focuses on customers across apps, tech B2B, home & consumer services, education and lead generation categories. A 16-year veteran of the digital advertising space, Joanna excels at helping large marketing teams adapt to the future of measurement. In addition to consulting on ways to improve measurement and audience identification capabilities, Joanna is an invaluable partner to marketing teams navigating online user privacy requirements.

Bryson Gordon

Senior Director, Google Workspace Marketing

Bryson Gordon

Bryson is Google’s global marketing leader for Google Workspace where he leads the organization’s marketing and growth functions and supports billions of consumer, small business and enterprise customers. With over 20 years of experience in tech, media, and politics, Bryson has built both startups and new product divisions across Fortune 500 companies, particularly in the areas of AI, data analytics, and ad tech. Before joining Google, he held executive roles spanning marketing, product development, and sales at companies such as Paramount Global, Hawkfish, and Microsoft. Bryson was also on the founding team for OpenAP, an ad tech company transforming audience buying in video advertising.

Kyle Jessen

Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Google Cloud

Kyle Jessen

Kyle is Google Cloud’s managing director for the Mid-Atlantic & Southeast regions, where he leads an organization chartered with helping Google’s enterprise customers leverage the full power of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and Google’s end-to-end portfolio of solutions. Kyle has nearly 20 years of experience in enterprise software sales and was a general manager at Microsoft and an EVP at Qualtrics prior to joining Google in 2022. Kyle is highly active in the Atlanta and Southeast technology communities and serves on the Board of Directors at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Mike Kampel

Director, Strategic Accounts, Google Cloud

Mike Kampel

Mike Kampel is director of Google Cloud’s strategic accounts team where he owns relationships and drives growth for Google Cloud’s largest enterprise customers, with a particular focus on independent software vendors (ISVs), enterprise software companies, and global system integrators (SIs). He possesses more than 15 years of cloud technology go-to-market experience, having worked for all three major hyperscalers. Since joining Google Cloud in 2018, Mike has been instrumental in building sales and partnership motions, not only for the strategic accounts team, but also within Google Cloud’s North American mid-market and enterprise businesses.

James Lee

General Manager, Startups and AI Businesses, Google Cloud

James Lee

James Lee leads the startups & AI team for Google Cloud. He is responsible for building Google Cloud’s business with startups, the investment ecosystem, and generative AI companies. Previously, James led Google Cloud’s global strategic initiatives team for the Americas region. Prior to joining Google in 2020, James spent 12 years at SAP, most recently as the Global Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba and Fieldglass. With over 20 years of experience in the technology sector, James has worked across product, sales, and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Jose Luis-Gomes

Managing Director, Retail Customers, Google Cloud

Jose Gomes

Jose is Google Cloud’s managing director of retail customers where he focuses on the retail, consumer and travel industries. Prior to joining Google in 2020, Jose spent 12 years at Dunnhumby, most recently as president, North America and before that as managing director, Latin America and Africa. At Dunnhumby he partnered with C-suite executives at companies such as Kroger, Macy’s, Hilton, McDonald’s, Meijer, Procter & Gamble and Kraft to leverage data and analytics to optimize customer experiences, drive loyalty and personalization, and improve merchandising and supply chain decisions.

Anthony McMahon

Managing Director, Partners and Corporate Business, APAC, Google Cloud

Anthony McMahon

Anthony is Google Cloud’s managing director overseeing partners and the corporate customer segment for the Asia-Pacific region. He has more than 35 years of experience in global technology, airlines, and logistics and excels in helping companies–from large multinationals to pre-IPO growth-stage firms–accelerate profitable growth through effective sales and go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Google Cloud’s APAC leadership team, Anthony held executive leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard (HP), SAP and GitLab.

Scott Porter

Managing Director, Android Chrome Enterprise (ACE) Partnerships, Google

Scott Porter

Scott Porter is Google’s managing director for partnerships spanning Android Enterprise, ChromeOS and Chrome Browser. Scott is responsible for partnerships across system on chip providers (SoCs), original equipment managers (OEMs), original design managers (ODMs), carriers and application developers across the consumer, education and enterprise segments. Prior to joining Google in 2021, Scott was an executive at Box and Hewlett-Packard where he held leadership roles overseeing business development functions, including strategic alliances and technology partner ecosystems.

Eric Schenk

Managing Director, Applied Innovation, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Eric Schenk

Eric is Google Cloud’s managing director of applied innovation within the office of the CTO (OCTO.) He has more than three decades of experience leading teams that build breakthrough software tools and platforms for creators of all kinds. Eric’s work spans operating systems, networking, computer graphics and animation, computational physics, distributed computation, and applied AI. Within Google Cloud, he leads a team of developers who test early-stage “art of the possible” concepts inspired by the intersection of the bleeding edge of current technological capability with the potential to solve some of Google Cloud’s most complex customer problems.

Shannon Stark

Managing Director, Solutions and Thought Leadership, Google Americas

Shannon Stark

Shannon is Google’s managing director of solutions and thought leadership for the Americas. An accomplished solutions engineer with over 20 years of leadership experience in fast-paced startup and enterprise environments, Shannon leads over 100 sales support specialists focused on driving Google Marketing Platform adoption and revenue. With a background in enterprise selling, sales engineering, and value consulting, Shannon excels in driving tactical processes and generating deep engagement for enterprise-wide impact.

Ryan Terry

Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Google Cloud

Ryan Terry

Ryan is Google Cloud’s managing director for healthcare and life sciences (HCLS) where he is responsible for the North American strategy and commercial business. He brings over 20 years of healthcare and life sciences technology, transformation, research, development, and operations experience to his advisory role with CapitalG. Prior to joining Google Cloud, Ryan held global executive roles in the medtech and diagnostics industry and served as division chief information officer (DCIO) and chief information security officer (CISO) to University Hospitals Health System.

Jahn Wolland

Managing Director, Telco, Media, Entertainment and Gaming, Google Cloud

Jahn Wolland

Jahn is Google Cloud’s managing director of telecommunications & cable, media & entertainment, and gaming (TMEG). With over 20 years of experience in sales leadership at Oracle, Microsoft, Snap, and Yahoo, Jahn is an expert in scaling go-to-market organizations and aligning technical solutions to drive outsized business impact. He is an investor and advisory member to several technology startup companies and a sought after public speaker.


Doruk Aytulu

Director, ISV GTM and Marketplace, EMEA, Google Cloud

Doruk Aytulu Horizontal

Doruk is the director of independent software vendor (ISV) go-to-market (GTM) and marketplace for Google Cloud’s EMEA ISV Team, which provides go-to-market support to Google Cloud's strategic global ISV partners and develops Google Cloud’s EMEA ISV ecosystem. Doruk has more than 10 years of co-sell and ISV go-to-market experience with hyperscaler cloud platforms in North America and EMEA. Previously, he worked at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory commercializing early-stage technologies and was the co-founder of a TechStars-backed startup.

Scott Barneson

Managing Director, ISV Sales & Partner GTM, Google Cloud

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Scott is Google’s managing director of ISV sales & partner GTM where he helps Google Cloud’s partners grow their cloud business in North America. Scott has 20 years of experience building general management capabilities across sales, business development, product management, and engineering. Before joining Google, Scott spent 12 years at AWS where he built a number of functions and businesses at Amazon HQ in Seattle and across EMEA while based in London.

Albert Biketi

Head of Strategy, Google Cloud Security

Albert Biketi Horizontal

Albert leads strategy and operations for Google Cloud Security & Mandiant where he is responsible for driving a balanced scorecard of rapid growth, innovation initiatives, analytics, M&A and breakthrough execution for the business. As a technology operator with almost 25 years of experience prior to Google, he has held general manager roles running encryption product and engineering teams at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and co-leading the security business at Splunk. Albert enjoys his role in security as a builder, mentor, investor, advisor, and general manager. He is an expert in scaling complex initiatives with customers, teams, and products.

Melanie Bragg

Senior Director, Customer Advocacy and Insights, Google Cloud

Melanie Bragg

Melanie is the managing director of customer advocacy and insights at Google Cloud where she leads an organization focused on strengthening relationships with Google Cloud’s most strategic customers. She has more than 20 years of experience accelerating the technology and business priorities of enterprise customers. At Google Melanie ensures that the perspectives of Google Cloud customers are heard and acted upon in order to improve their satisfaction and to help fuel their growth. Before joining Google, Melanie spent 20 years at Cisco Systems where she built the customer and partner engagement organization and led the insight innovation and strategic communications teams.

Guilherme (GC) Chapiewski

Senior Director, Engineering, Search Platforms, Google

GC Chapiewski Horizontal

Guilherme (GC) Chapiewski is the senior director of engineering at Google where he is responsible for the search content platform organization. He has nearly 25 years of experience in hardware and software engineering, big data, distributed systems, and mobile applications across a variety of industries, including fintech, consumer electronics, media, and telecom. Before joining Google, GC was VP of engineering at PayPal where he managed the Merchant Enterprise Platform organization and VP of engineering at Tile where he oversaw products that led Tile to achieve $100M+ revenue in less than two years.

Penny Chu

Senior Director, Ads Marketing Analytics, Google

Penny Chu Horizontal

Penny is a senior director of Google's ads marketing analytics team where she leverages insights, data science, machine learning, and rigorous experimentation to inform Google’s ads marketing efforts and drive growth of the Google customer solutions (GCS) business. She previously worked as the senior director of Google’s advanced ads measurement technologies team where she worked closely with some of Google's biggest customers on their custom ads measurement priorities. Before joining Google, she was a technology investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston where she worked on Google's IPO.

Mehdi Ghissassi

Director of Product Management, Google DeepMind

Mehdi Ghissassi Horizontal

Mehdi is a director of product management at Google DeepMind where he is responsible for bringing the benefits of Google's cutting edge AI/ML research into products used by billions of users. He brings to his role decades of early stage product experience spanning enterprise, consumer, infrastructure, emerging markets and AI/ML. Before joining Google, Mehdi worked as a strategy consultant at Booz&Cie, an infrastructure private equity investor at Macquarie Capital, and a technology strategy manager at SFR/Vodafone.

Brian Goldstein

General Manager, Data, Analytics and AI, Google Cloud

Brian Goldstein Horizontal

Brian Goldstein is the general manager of Google Cloud's data, analytics and AI business where he leads a team across every stage of the customer lifecycle. Brian leads the strategy and execution for this segment by helping customers realize the value formed at the intersection of AI and data. He brings to his role 27 years of experience in team leadership and professional technology sales. He is also the founder and CEO of his own consulting company, Maplevizory, which helps seed-stage engineering founders overcome the challenges of building a sales function. Before joining Google, Brian served as a vice president at Oracle where he led a team focused on SaaS business applications.

Nic Hepton

Senior Director, Google Global Talent Engagement

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Nic leads talent engagement for Google, which identifies, connects, and activates talent communities for Google's global opportunities. Nic has over 20 years of experience in talent management, candidate experience, recruiting, employment brand, talent attraction, scaled sourcing, talent systems, and organizational strategy. Previously, Nic led global recruiting organizations for Google Cloud, SAP and Concur.

Shelby Johnston

Channel Sales Leader, Google Cloud

Shelby Johnston Horizontal

Shelby is the head of Google Cloud's North America channel and ecosystems team where she is responsible for growing Google’s managed services partners. She has held many different positions in her 18 years at Google, including leading the North America ISV business, leading teams in the Google marketing platform organization, and others. Shelby spent 15 years leading teams within Google's ad organization before she made the move to Google Cloud to deliver impact in Google's fastest growing division.

Mohit Jolly

Senior Director, Global Ads Marketing, Google

Mohit Jolly Horizontal

Mohit Jolly is the senior director of marketing for global ads marketing at Google. His organization is responsible for acquiring, onboarding and sustaining new small and medium business (SMB) customers for Google’s ads product portfolio. Mohit has 20 years of experience in go-to-market strategy, business operations, marketing, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). He has previously held executive roles leading marketing strategy, marketing analytics and marketing technology teams. Mohit is an executive sponsor for Google’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for StartOut, a nonprofit with a mission of advancing LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship.

Joshua Marcuse

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Google Public Sector

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Josh is the director of strategic initiatives for Google Public Sector. He joined Google in 2020 and has led teams in business development, public sector strategy and innovation in the United States and abroad. Before joining Google, Josh served as the executive director of the Defense Innovation Board, a group focused on bringing organizational and technological innovation and the business practices of Silicon Valley to the Department of Defense. Josh worked in various roles in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ritika Suri

Director, Data and Generative AI Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud

Ritika Suri Horizontal

Ritika is a director of data and generative AI technology partnerships at Google Cloud where she drives accelerated growth and business transformation with new and disruptive technologies. Ritika brings 25 years of experience as an executive leader in technology focused on growing and scaling software and cloud markets. Ritika has a unique background spanning enterprise sales, IT services, corporate development, M&A and venture capital.

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