As Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid is responsible for providing leadership and support for the executive team, as well as recruiting key talent. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Google Inc., from August 2014 to August 2015; prior to that, he served as Google’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for ten years. Omid started his career in Silicon Valley as a product marketing manager at HP, followed by a series of start-up experiences at early smartphone innovator GO Corporation and interactive gaming company 3DO. In 1995 he became an early employee at Netscape and went on to lead Netscape's sales and business development organization as vice president. Omid holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, where he has endowed an Engineering Chair, and an MBA from Stanford University, where he served on the Graduate School of Business Advisory Board.