Google, Lead Product Manager
Christian is currently the lead product manager on Google's social advertising efforts. A Group Product Manager, he most recently led the team that built out the Template Ads framework, which resulted in several products including Promote Your Video, Display Ad Builder, Click to Play video and more. At Google since 2006 he has worked on teams responsible for a variety of new advertising products including Gadget Ads, AdSense for Games, Ads UI & Video Units. He began his career on the Internet in 1999 as the first product manager at iWin.com. After iWin, Christian worked in product management roles at Vivendi Universal, WorldWinner and Yahoo!. Most recently, he founded FlowPlay, a virtual world platform built around casual games. He has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from UC Berkeley.