Thomas Ranese

VP of Global Marketing, Uber

Thomas joined Uber, where he leads Global Marketing, after a ten year stint at Google and a career that spans the public and private sectors. At Google, Thomas held three “start up” leadership roles building the marketing org and shaping the Google brand – as the first head of Global Strategy & Operations for the CMO, then as founder of the Brand Studio, and most recently, as VP of Hardware Marketing responsible for the launch of Google Pixel and re-brand of Google Nest. Prior to Google, Thomas was the first CMO for the State of New York where he was responsible for direction and oversight of the I LOVE NY tourism program, the Governor’s Office of Film & TV, and business marketing for the New York State economic development agency. Previously, he led the brand strategy and valuation practice at Interbrand and before that, he was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. Thomas earned a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor of arts in political science with honors at Stanford University. He grew up in Brooklyn NY and now calls California his home where he lives with his partner Brian and their lab Bruno.

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