MR DAN GERTSACOV
Head of New Markets, Latin
responsible for the growth and development of Google's operations in the Andean
Region, Central America and the Caribbean. Dan has launched Google's 3 newest
offices in the Americas -- Chile, Perú and Colombia -- and is currently based
out of the regional hub in Bogotá. Dan's primary focus is to help grow the
Internet ecosystem in these emerging economies, helping users and businesses of
all sizes benefit from Google's tools.
Previously, Dan was Head of Sales of Google Argentina and prior to that, he was
a member of the start-up team that launched Google's efforts in traditional television advertising in
the United States. Before joining Google, Dan was Vice President of New
Business Development at Univision Networks, the largest Spanish-language media
company in the United States. Earlier in his career, Dan was the Founding
Director of Forum Empresa, the first and largest business association promoting
corporate social responsibility throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Goldsmith
Scholar. A former Fulbright Fellow in Chile, Dan earned his BA with Honors in
Economics and International Development from the University of Richmond.
Dan played semi-professional rugby over
a 15 year career in the top leagues in the United States, Brazil and Chile. His
current hobbies include golf, ethnic cooking and parenthood of a toddler and