HRLeaders-Speaker Sam-Sebastian

Sam Sebastian

Managing Director, Google Canada

Sam Sebastian is responsible for Google's Canadian operation. His mission is to lead Google in earning the love of Canadian users, advertisers, and partners by helping them to get the most out of the web.

Google has nearly 1,000 employees in Canada throughout offices in Toronto, Kitchener, Montreal and Ottawa and has been awarded the #1 Best Place to Work in Canada (Great Places to Work Institute) six years in a row and recognized as the most influential brand in Canada (Marketing Magazine) the last four years.

Sebastian joined Google in 2006 in Chicago and held a variety of executive level roles in the U.S. Prior to Google, he was a General Manager and SVP at a large online classified business, Classified Ventures, and started his career at Arthur Andersen as an accountant and consultant.

Sebastian is a member of the Business Council of Canada and a Director on several Boards including Tennis Canada and Bridgit, a Kitchener-Waterloo startup.

Sebastian graduated from 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.