Marvin Chow

Vice President, Marketing, Google

Bio

Marvin is Vice President, Marketing at Google, where he leads marketing for some of Google’s largest and most strategic products including Search, Maps, Chrome, Photos and Messaging. He also oversees Google’s global efforts in Social Media, advises on select stealth products and is a member of the global marketing management group for Google.

He joined Google in 2010 as the Senior Marketing Director for Google Asia Pacific, which includes Japan, Greater China, Korea, Australia, India and Southeast Asia.  In that role, his team led the charge in showing consumers how Google products can make life simpler and more fun, while also working with businesses to inspire them on how digital marketing can help them grow. In 2011 he helped launch the Google+ Project, Google’s social platform, and more recently he co-created the Google News Lab, focusing on Google Trends, data visualization and media education.

Prior to Google, Marvin has 15 years of experience in both sports and youth marketing – most recently a 7 year stint at Nike where he led marketing efforts for Greater China, Japan and Korea, as well as strategic global projects like NIKEiD and NIKE+.  His career includes work in strategy, marketing and general management, involving brands like Nickelodeon and Reebok as well as internet start-ups that list Michael Jordan, John Elway and Benchmark Venture Capital as investors.

In addition, he is an investor and advisor to startups like WayUp, College Fashionista, GIFS.com, and Cako Bakery as well as a mentor for the NewMe Accelerator program. He has lectured on digital marketing strategy at Boston College and Harvard Business School, and spent a semester teaching at the Boston University School of Management.

Marvin, his wife JiYoung and their daughters Polaire and Ceboline currently reside in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.