Eileen Naughton was named Google’s Vice President of People Operations in September 2016, overseeing all aspects of human resource management at Google.
She was previously Managing Director for Google UK & Ireland, responsible for business operations in Google’s second-largest market. Earlier, as Vice President of Global Sales, she was Google’s senior relationship manager with its largest advertising and agency clients. She led sales and operations for YouTube and Google’s display advertising business in the US and Americas, and the post-acquisition integration of DoubleClick ad tech platforms into Google’s operations. Eileen is a member of L’Oreal’s board of directors.
Prior to joining Google in 2006, Eileen held a number of executive positions at Time Warner Inc. as president of TIME magazine, general manager of Fortune magazine, VP of investor relations and president of Time Inc. Interactive, responsible for the digital assets of Time Warner’s publishing division. She received a Matrix Award in 2014 from NY Women in Communications, and was named a “Woman of Valor” by the American Diabetes Association for her work to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic. In 2009, she was featured in “How Remarkable Women Lead,” a book focusing on successful female leaders by McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston.
Eileen is married to Craig Chesley; they have three children.