Kirsten Kliphouse

President, North America, Google Cloud

Kirsten joined Google Cloud in June 2019, leading the customer-facing and partner-facing teams that serve enterprises, mid-market customers, and small to mid-sized businesses for Google Cloud in North America. She’s a technology industry veteran, with business leadership and sales experience ranging from startups to the largest software companies in the world.

Prior to Google, Kirsten was senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales at Red Hat, and CEO of Yardarm Technologies, an IoT startup.

Earlier in her career, she spent more than 25 years at Microsoft, where she was corporate vice president of the company’s 10,000-employee worldwide Customer Support and Professional Services organization.

Kirsten lives in Florida and mentors various startups and entrepreneurs.