Ariel Bardin

Vice President, Google Product Management


Ariel Bardin is responsible for product strategy and business development for Google Payments. This includes products that allow Google properties to accept payments, third-party merchants to accept Google Wallet, and consumers to use Google Wallet online and in the real world. Previously, Ariel spent eight years as a leader in Google AdWords where he helped define, build, and launch many advertiser-facing features.

Prior to joining Google in 2004, Ariel was a Software Developer at AltaVista and SAP labs, and a Technical Director at BigVine/AllBusiness. He also has entrepreneurial roots: Ariel founded a small software company that developed CAD collaboration tools, and before he found his calling in the tech industry, he started a dance studio in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ariel earned a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a master’s of science in management science & engineering from Stanford University.