The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

OKRs at Google

Margo Georgiadis, former president of the Americas at Google for 8 years, leads a master class for executives on how Google uses OKRs. Margo shares her learnings from that period and highlights why the choice of measures is really a strategic decision, and how clarity and alignment on the right measures are growth fundamentals.

About Margo Georgiadis
Margo Georgiadis is a seasoned CEO and company builder with a passion for innovation, technology and health. A mission-driven leader with a track record for delivering results, Georgiadis brings more than two decades of distinguished leadership, business transformation and technological innovation to drive growth. Most recently, she served as an Endurance Partner at venture catalyst firm General Catalyst, where she focused on building and scaling health technology companies focused on improving clinical outcomes, access and affordability. Previously, she served as President and CEO at Ancestry.com, where she led the democratization of access to everyone’s family story and built new platforms in personalized health.

Georgiadis spent nine years at Google as President of the Americas and Vice President, Global Sales Operations, where she led the company’s commercial operations and advertising sales for Google’s largest region. As Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc., she spearheaded an 18-month turnaround to reset the mission and align the organization, product and channel strategy, partnerships and operating platform. Georgiadis has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Executive Vice President of US Card Services and Chief Marketing Officer at Discover Financial Services, and as a Partner at McKinsey and Company. She holds a BA in economics as well as an MBA from Harvard.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on Outcome Mindset™ and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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