Sam Sebastian is responsible for Google's Canadian operations. His mission is to lead Google to earn the love of Canadian users, advertisers, and partners by helping them to get the most out of the web. He is also a key contributor to Google’s Americas Executive Management Group. Google has offices in Toronto, Kitchener, Montreal and Ottawa and has been awarded the #1 Best Place to Work in Canada (Great Places to Work Institute) and recognized as the most respected brand in Canada (Marketing Magazine). Sebastian joined Google in 2006 in Chicago and has held a variety of executive level roles, coaching multiple teams to success. Prior to Google, he was a General Manager and SVP at a large online classified business and started his career at Arthur Andersen as an accountant and consultant. Sebastian graduated from the The Ohio State University and holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He lives in the Toronto area with his wife and two children.
As Canada strives to build an economy defined by innovation, our greatest resource to meet this challenge is walking through the classroom doors of our nation every morning wearing oversized Pokémon and Hello Kitty backpacks. It's never been more critical that we give our children the tools they need to become Canada's innovators of tomorrow.
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