Philipp joined Google in 2005 and is Google's Chief Business Officer. He oversees all global and regional sales activities for Google and YouTube, the global technical and consumer operations, the product-sales strategy and go-to-market teams across all monetization products, and the partnership teams for Android and Chrome. He was previously in charge of Google's Global Sales & Operations based in Mountain View. Before that he ran the Google business in Northern and Central Europe, based in London.
Prior to joining Google, Philipp was a Senior Vice President at AOL Germany, running the company's marketing and sales activities and serving as a member of their management board for six years. Within this capacity, Philipp was responsible for one of the largest marketing and sales budgets in the country and developed a range of major sales partnerships. His responsibilities included direct marketing, traditional brand marketing, customer relationship management, business intelligence and data mining, and pricing. It was in this role that Philipp won the Golden Effie as well as several other industry awards.
Before taking the role at AOL, Philipp served as head of marketing at CompuServe in Germany, a subsidiary of AOL Inc. Before joining AOL, Philipp was accepted into the top junior talent program of Bertelsmann AG, where he focused on new media activities within their global corporate strategy unit.
Philipp earned a Diplom Kaufmann degree with distinction from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. He is also a scholar of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”. He won numerous industry recognitions, such as Wall Street Journal’s Top 25 European Technology Leaders (2011), one of Germany’s top 10 leaders under 40 by Capital Magazine (2009), and Germany’s most influential media personality voted by Germany’s largest advertising magazine W&V (2006). He currently lives in Menlo Park, California with his wife and 3 kids.