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Shona Brown


Dr. Shona Brown serves as Googler Emeritus at Google. She is a Board Member of BridgeSpan. She was a Board Member of ClearStory Data. As a member of Google's executive team since 2003, Dr. Brown's responsibilities as SVP, Business Operations were to build both the People Operations and Business Operations groups. In 2011, she transitioned to a role leading all of Google's technology for social impact efforts and in January of 2013 she became a Googler Emeritus and moved into an advisory role with the company. In addition to her ongoing role with Google, Dr. Brown is currently serving in an advisory role with a small portfolio of technology start-ups. Prior to joining Google she was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company, where her focus was working with consumer technology companies on growth, innovation, and transformation. Dr. Brown is the author of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets. She is a director of the following non-profit organizations: The Bridgespan Group, The Nature Conservancy, Code for America, and The Exploratorium. She also serves on the board of PepsiCo. Dr. Brown has a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering from Carleton University in Canada, an M.A. in economics and philosophy from Oxford University (which she attended as a Rhodes scholar), and a Ph.D. and postdoctoral degree from Stanford University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 535 Boylston Street
  • 10th Floor
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • United States

+1 (617) 000-0000

Shona Brown Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Xperiel 11-Aug-2016 Early Stage VC 000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00.0
00000000000 16-Dec-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00.0
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Shona Brown Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Shona Brown Ph.D Angel Investor 0 0 Boston, MA