Ariel Bardin is responsible for product strategy and business development at YouTube. Formerly, he was a VP of product management for Google Payments, overseeing products that allow Google properties to accept payments, third-party merchants to accept Google Wallet, and consumers to use Google Wallet online and in the real world. Previously, Ariel spent eight years as a leader in Google AdWords where he helped define, build, and launch many advertiser-facing features
Prior to joining Google in 2004, Ariel was a Software Developer at AltaVista and SAP labs, and a Technical Director at BigVine/AllBusiness. He also has entrepreneurial roots: Ariel founded a small software company that developed CAD collaboration tools, and before he found his calling in the tech industry, he started a dance studio in Jerusalem, Israel.
Ariel earned a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a master’s of science in management science & engineering from Stanford University.