Doctor Omid Kordestani (امید کردستانی) is Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development at Google Inc.
He was born in Piranshahr in Iran 1965. Piranshahr (پیرانشهر, is located in West Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran. Omid very soon moved to Tehran-Iran. After few years Omid moved to San Jose, California at the age of 14 after the death of his father.
He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from San Jose State University and went to work for Hewlett Packard as an engineer. Several years later in order to pursue a business degree, he entered Stanford Business School and earned his MBA in 1991. (The Master of Business Administration is a master’s degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines.
Dr. Omid Kordestani is the senior vice president of global sales and business development. He is directly responsible for Google’s worldwide revenue generation efforts as well as the day-to-day operations of the company’s sales organization.
As Google’s “business founder,” Omid led the development and implementation of the company’s initial business model. Since joining Google in May of 1999, he has brought Google to profitability in record time, generating more than $10 billion in revenue in 2006. Omid has more than 20 years of high-technology consumer and enterprise experience, holding key positions at several start-ups, including Internet pioneer Netscape Communications. As vice president of business development and sales, he grew Netscape’s online revenue from an annual run-rate of $88 million to more than $200 million in 18 months. Prior to Netscape, he held positions in marketing, product management, and business development at The 3DO Company, Go Corporation and Hewlett-Packard.
Dr. Omid Kordestani has more than a dozen years of high-technology consumer and enterprise experience, including key positions at Internet pioneer Netscape Communications (now part of AOL). In the May 8, 2006 issue of Time Magazine, Kordestani was named one of Time’s “100 People who shape our world” Dr. Kordestani is one of the wealthiest residents in Northern California. San Jose magazine estimates his net worth at $2.2 billion.
He was selected as The Persian Person of the Year in 2007 by Persian Awards.