Panel Discussion

OKRs for High Growth Companies

Featuring Margo Georgiadis, former Google President, GGV Partner Jeff Richards, and WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad

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Andreessen Horowitz and GGV Capital are co-hosting a panel on OKRs for Growth with Margo Georgiadis, Jeff Richards, and Deidre Paknad Feb 9th at 9am.

Margo was president of Google Americas for 8 hyper-growth years and most recently CEO of; she uses OKRs as a core part of her operating rhythm since her Google days. Deidre and her company, WorkBoard, have helped more companies set and drive OKRs than virtually anyone. With GGV partner Jeff Richards, they’ll discuss how to:

  • Align on ambitious outcomes across the organization
  • Leverage OKRs to create transparency and provide radical clarity on priorities
  • Stay fast and nimble at increasing scale
  • Establish a smart, data-driven operating rhythm to maximize your capacity and impact

We will provide resources and links to build stronger alignment muscle internally, tighten your operating rhythm and raise your OKR game to attendees.

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Jeff Richards
Managing Partner

GGV Capital

Jeff joined GGV Capital in 2008 as a Managing Partner after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the U.S. and Asia. As a former founder and CEO, Jeff is passionate about leadership, culture, and team building, and together with Jen Holmstrom created GGV’s Founders + Leaders program. Jeff also cofounded the AllRaise Board Xcelerate program along with AllRaise CEO, Pam Kostka. He hosts the video series, “Unscripted,” where he has candid conversations with industry thought leaders. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies: R4, a supply chain SaaS business acquired by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and QuantumShift, a telecom software business backed by Texas Pacific Group (TPG). He graduated from Dartmouth College, where his is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Margo Georgiadis
Former President


As President of the Americas at Google, she ran commercial operations and ad sales for many years and cultivated her belief in the power of OKRs to drive sharp focus, fast growth and high alignment – and she’s carried with her. As its former CEO, Margo guided to high growth and deeper alignment on its purpose and differentiation. In addition to executive positions at Mattel and Discover, she was a partner at McKinsey for 13 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for McDonalds, Neeva, Ro, AppLovin, Handshake and WorkBoard.

Deidre Paknad
CEO and Cofounder


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 has 17 patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian for innovation.