Natala Menezes is the former Director of Product Management at TeachStreet - a locally focused vertical search engine connecting teachers with new students. In this role she focuses on taking new products to market, defining a customer-centric product strategy and overall search experience. Previously, Natala was at Microsoft where she launched the self-serve ad platform (adCenter) and their contextual advertising offering, Content Ads.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Natala was a member of the Strategic Partnerships group at Google managing a variety of their syndication partnerships. Before she jumped into Technology, Natala worked in non-profits for the AIDS Memorial Quilt and Silicon Valley based non-profit start-up Kids in Common.
A recognized leader in the Search industry, Natala is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she received a BA in Philosophy. Natala splits her time between the foggy airports of San Francisco and Seattle.
Director, Product & Partnerships
Mar, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
|Apr 11, 2015||eWeek - http://www.eweek.com/ron-rocks/whats-next-for-microsofts-adce.html|
|Jan 5, 2010||techflash.com - 100 Top Women in Seattle Tech|
|Nov 3, 2008||Search Engine Land - Search Month: October 2008 Search News, In Review|
|Oct 1, 2008||Search Engine Land - Departures & Changes: Natala Menezes, Kevin Ryan & Lisa Barone|
|Oct 1, 2008||Search Engine Land - SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 1, 2008|
|Jun 3, 2008||Search Engine Land - Microsoft Announces adCenter Desktop Beta During SMX Advanced Keynote|
|Dec 5, 2007||Search Engine Land - adCenter Add-in Beta for Excel 2007|
|Sep 10, 2007||Search Engine Land - Microsoft adCenter Offers Appealing Upgrade|