Douglas Merrill was the Vice President, Engineering at Google until April 2008. He joined Google late in 2003 as Senior Director of Information Systems. In this capacity he led multiple strategic efforts including Googleâ€™s 2004 IPO and its related regulatory activities. He holds direct line accountability for all internal engineering and support worldwide.
Previously, Douglas was senior vice president at Charles Schwab and Co., Inc, a multinational financial services company. At Schwab, he was responsible for such functions as information security, common infrastructure, and human resources strategy and operations. Prior to his tenure there, Douglas worked at Price Waterhouse as a senior manager, ultimately becoming a leader in security implementation practices. Before that, he was an information scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he studied topics such as computer simulation in education, team dynamics and organizational effectiveness.
Douglas holds a BA from the University of Tulsa in Social and Political Organization, and an MA and Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University.
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