By Roadtrip Nation

Lisa Gevelber


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I grew up in Michigan and earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.
After college, I started my career working for Procter & Gamble, which was known as being a great place to help employees learn business and marketing.
During the dot-com boom, I decided to move to Silicon Valley in California because I wanted to be near the action and help grow businesses.
Having come from a large global company, I wanted to try something new and help build a company from scratch—I joined an early-stage startup that ultimately didn’t succeed, but I learned a lot.
I went on to become the vice president of product management for Intuit and then the vice president of marketing, sales, and business development for Polyvore.
I got the opportunity to join Google in a role that was focused on helping small businesses grow—something I was very passionate about, having spent a lot of time working for small businesses.
I currently work as Google’s chief marketing officer of the Americas region.
In addition to my marketing role, I’m also the founder and vice president of Grow With Google, which is Google’s initiative to help ensure economic opportunity for everyone.
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High School
University of Michigan


Chief Marketing Officer, Americas Region

I lead Google's economic opportunity initiative, Grow With Google, in addition to leading marketing for Google products.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I recommend checking out programs like Google's career certificate program. These can be great additions to anything else you're studying in college. Adding a career certificate program on top of your degree can make you more employable at a higher wage.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I need to have all of the answers."