|Stanford , Ph.D., Masters|
|Electrical Engineering / Computer Science|
Ben is the COO of Badoo and oversees product, engineering, business operations, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to Badoo, Ben served in various senior roles at Google, YouTube and Facebook.
At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben started and oversaw Google’s eCommerce group with Google Checkout and Product Search.
Ben also previously worked at Facebook, where he was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.
Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration for UC Berkeley.
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