Chris O'Neill named new Country Director for Google Canada

TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has appointed Chris O'Neill as Country Director for its Canadian operations. Chris, a native of Canada, brings with him over 15 years of expertise in marketing, strategy, and partnership development, working with companies including HSBC and Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting).

Chris joined Google in 2005 where he has held a variety of sales and operations leadership roles, most recently leading Google's digital strategy as Retail Industry Director in the US. In his new role, Chris will continue to build Google's strong presence in Canada and focus on driving innovation to help fuel growth for Canadian businesses.

"Chris' thought leadership and expertise in online marketing and partnerships clearly make him the right person to lead an already successful team as we continue to grow in Canada," says Dennis Woodside, Vice President, Americas Operations.

Chris began his career working in his family's Canadian Tire store. He studied Economics at Huron University College at Western and earned his MBA at Dartmouth College. He is excited to move back to Canada with his wife and two children.

Google Canada's sales office has been operating since 2002 in Toronto with teams focusing on search and display advertising, and enterprise solutions. Google Canada also has research and innovation centres in the Waterloo Region and Montreal, and a small office in Ottawa.

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