Dennis Woodside is chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. After overseeing the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google, he took on leadership of the company when the transaction was completed in May of 2012.
Prior to joining Motorola Mobility, Dennis was Google’s Vice President of Americas Operations, managing the company’s relationships with partners and advertising agencies. In the U.S. alone, Dennis and his team drove revenue from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion in under three years. He also was the lead business partner for Google’s advertising product development team, helping launch new ad products globally.
Dennis started his career at Google in 2003 spearheading investment across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was responsible for the overall go-to-market, product offering and acquisition strategies in these markets, which boasted a 20-fold increase during his tenure. Dennis also served as the managing director for United Kingdom, Benelux & Ireland operations, the largest international market for Google.
Prior to joining Google, Dennis was an associate partner at McKinsey and Company, where he led operational and strategy projects for multinational clients in the technology and media industries. Earlier, he managed complex mergers and acquisitions in aerospace, energy, media, and finance industries. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Dennis G. Jacobs in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.
He received a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was associate editor of the Stanford Law Review, and holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Cornell University.
Chief Operating Officer
Feb 13, 2014
1998 - Jan, 2003
Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
1996 - Jan, 1998
Chief Executive Officer
President, The Americas Operation and Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and Operations