Omid Kordestani is senior advisor to the Office of the CEO and Founders at Google. Until 2009 he was the senior vice president of global sales and business development, where he was directly responsible for Google's worldwide revenue generation efforts as well as the day-to-day operations of the company's sales organization. As Google's "business founder," Omid led the development and implementation of the company's initial business model. Since joining in May of 1999, he has brought Google to profitability in record time, generating more than $10 billion in revenue in 2006.
Omid has more than 20 years of high-technology consumer and enterprise experience, holding key positions at several start-ups, including Internet pioneer Netscape Communications. As vice president of business development and sales, he grew Netscape's online revenue from an annual run-rate of $88 million to more than $200 million in 18 months. Prior to Netscape, he held positions in marketing, product management, and business development at The 3DO Company, Go Corporation and Hewlett-Packard.
Omid received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.