Jonathan Lister Named Managing Director and Head of Google Canada

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has hired Jonathan Lister as the new Managing Director and Head of Google Canada. Most recently, Jonathan was the Senior Vice President of Operations for AOL Europe. In his new role, Jonathan will focus on continuing to build Google’s brand and reach in the Canadian business community, as well as developing and executing Google’s market strategy within Canada. As Managing Director and head of Google Canada he will lead Google Canada’s advertising sales operations, and contribute to the strategic growth of Google products and services.

“Jonathan combines great expertise about the Canadian online market and experience in search, marketing, sales and partnerships that will be integral to our continued growth in Canada,” says Penry Price, Vice President, Advertising Sales, Google North America. “On behalf of all my colleagues at Google, we welcome Jonathan to the team.”

Jonathan also previously served as General Manager of AOL Canada Inc. and as Vice President, Audience for AOL Canada Inc. Before working for AOL, Jonathan managed the sales team at Internet startup Bird On A Wire, a business focused on creating and monetizing hosted Internet infrastructure. Jonathan is a graduate, with Honours, from the University of Toronto, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Google Canada’s advertising sales office opened in 2002, and moved into their new office space on Dundas Street in Toronto in October 2008. Google also has Canadian engineering offices in Waterloo and Montreal.

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