Dr. Larry Page
Engineer, and Co-founder of
the Internet Search and Navigation Company, Google Inc.
Co-founders Larry Page, president of Products, and Sergey Brin, president of Technology, brought Google to life in September 1998. Since then, the company has expanded to more than 500 employees worldwide, with a management team that represents some of the most experienced technology professionals in the industry, backed by funding from two leading venture capital firms. Recently, Dr. Eric E. Schmidt joined Google as chairman and chief executive officer.
Google is a privately held company with primary financial backing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, which together led an equity round of $25 million in June 1999. Google also has benefited from several other high-profile investors, including Stanford University, Andy Bechtolsheim (co-founder of Sun Microsystems and current vice president of engineering of the Gigabit Switching Group at Cisco Systems), and Ram Shriram, an entrepreneur who previously held senior executive positions at Netscape, Junglee and Amazon.com.
Co-Founder & President,
Larry Page (30) was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president, Products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin.
The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr. Carl Victor Page, Page's love of computers began at age six. While following in his father's footsteps in academics, Page became an honors graduate from cross-state rival the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Page received numerous leadership awards for his efforts toward improving the College of Engineering, served as president of the University's Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society and built a programmable plotter and inkjet printer out of Lego™.
While in the Ph.D program in computer science at Stanford University, Page met Sergey Brin and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Page went on leave from Stanford after earning his master's degree. Prior to Google, Page was a software developer at Advanced Management Systems in Washington, D.C., and CogniTek in Evanston, Ill.
Page has discussed business and technology on nationally broadcast programs including CNNfn and the Charlie Rose Show and as a speaker at numerous national and international forums, including the Churchill Club, The Wall Street Journal Technology Summit, the Commonwealth Club, Technologic Partners and PC Forum. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the University of Michigan College of Engineering and in 2002, was named a "Young Innovator Who Will Create the Future" by MIT's Technology Review magazine and a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. Page has also been recognized as Research and Development Magazine's Innovator of the Year and was the first recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award.