Brad Bender has more than 25 years of experience in digital technologies and advertising. From April 2008 to November 2022, Mr. Bender served in various roles at Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, where he was most recently Vice President, Product, News and Search Ecosystems. In that role, he led Google’s News and Search ecosystems and redesigned the Google News experience. Previously at Google, Mr. Bender was the Vice President, Product, Display and Video Advertising. In that role he led Google’s display and video advertising products globally, including its programmatic ads platform. During his tenure, he founded the Google Display Network, and led its development into a multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Bender also served as Google’s representative on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the advertising business organization responsible for developing industry standards and conducting research for the online advertising industry, from 2018 to 2020. Prior to Google, Mr. Bender served in various roles at DoubleClick, most recently as Vice President, Product Management, prior to its acquisition by Google in 2008.
Mr. Bender is currently an advisor, investor and board member to various start-ups, small businesses and nonprofits in the tech, media and entertainment, and services industries. Board of Directors