Larissa Fontaine

Director, Global Head of Apps Business Development for Google Play

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Larissa joined Google in 2005 and currently leads the Apps Business Development team for Google Play.  Previously, Larissa led global strategy and new business development for YouTube.  Prior to YouTube, she was a principal in the New Business Development team at Google, leading strategic partnerships for products such as Google Books, Images, Video, and Music Search.  
 
Larissa has held roles at Amazon, the US Olympic Committee, and Stanford University, where she was an assistant coach for the Women’s Gymnastics team and Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.
 
A former elite athlete, Larissa was a member of the US National Gymnastics team from 1989-1997, is a World Championship silver medalist, and competed at the 1996 Olympic Trials.  A member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, she won the NCAA title vault in 1998, and is a 5-time NCAA All-American.  She previously sat on the board of USA Gymnastics as an athlete representative, was a member of the US Olympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council, and was on the 2004 US Olympic team selection committee for women’s gymnastics.

Larissa currently serves on the board of Consano (www.consano.org), a non-profit organization that enables crowdfunding for medical research.  She holds a BA in English, a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA, all from Stanford University.

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