As vice president of corporate development, David manages a worldwide team responsible for all of the company's acquisitions and investments. Previously, David was vice president of marketing, where he managed all of Google's consumer, advertiser and partner marketing, globally.
David brings significant entrepreneurial, general management, and investment experience to his role. Before joining Google, David co-founded Xfire, a leading online gaming community, where he led product development, marketing and international business development. Within 2 years of launch, Xfire became the fastest growing Internet gaming site with over 5 million registered users. Xfire was sold to Viacom in early 2006.
David's prior experience includes co-founding 3 other start-ups including Mosaic Venture Partners, a leading Toronto-based venture capital firm. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where he served a wide variety of multi-national clients.
David holds degrees in law and philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from University of Chicago.more » « less