Chris Genteel, Head of Diversity Markets, Google
Chris Genteel leads Google’s efforts to make its products useful and accessible to diverse businesses and their communities. His team works with customers and partners to support the ecosystem of underrepresented US businesses using online tools for business success.
Chris was Online Sales Manager in Google’s sales where his customers were a range of mid-sized to Fortune 500 B2B businesses looking to the web for aggressive growth and customer acquisition online. In 2011 Chris received the President’s Award from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council for his dedication to advancing minority business development.
Chris’ early career was in nonprofit management, first as New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Operations Manager, then at EmcArts Consulting in New York where he managed planning and evaluation projects for arts and education organizations and their funders. There he helped bring web-based tools for knowledge-sharing to his clients and the industry.
Chris holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he received the MBA Innovation Award and the Cause-Based Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for founding Arts Enterprise. He received his BA from Yale University, where he also managed and toured the globe with the Yale Whiffenpoofs singing ensemble.
Chris flexes his right-brain by writing, recording and performing his brand of rock/soul/hiphop music at home in Ann Arbor and in his hometown of New York City. His next music project may be a kids songs album–he and his wife Dara just welcomed baby Chiara to the world in December. @chrisgenteel +Chris Genteel