Omid Kordestani became the 12th employee of a one-year-old startup Google back in 1999. Now, he’s their senior vice president of global sales and business development.
This past September, he gave a presentation to an audience filled with first year business students, View from the Top – Stanford Graduate School of Business. (A link to a video of the presentation is at the bottom of the page.)
It’s a great introduction to the business-side leader of Google, and the lessons he learned in business school, and the startups that he worked for before Google, as well as his time at Netscape. The speech focuses upon advice to students just starting out, but the stories and lessons that he shares are pretty inspirational.