Mary Ellen oversees the global ads business for mid market and small businesses, serving millions of customers and thousands of partners worldwide. Her team helps businesses get online and grow, focusing on sales and operations for this high growth segment as well as the acquisition of new advertisers and channel partners for Google Ads.
Prior to joining Google in 2012, Mary Ellen was a Partner with McKinsey & Company for 12 years, where she advised leading consumer, media and tech companies, and led the Consumer Marketing and Sales practice in North America. Earlier in her career, she spent 11 years in marketing and brand strategy, helping leading brands expand their global reach.
Mary Ellen completed her BA from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the advisory board of the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan and will join Merck’s Board of Directors in March 2019. She served on the board of Whole Foods, and was involved in stewarding the company through the acquisition by Amazon. She resides in Los Altos Hills, California with her husband and two daughters.