VP, Product Management, Travel Products
Richard Holden is responsible for the product strategy for Google’s travel-related products. In this role, Richard manages a team of product managers who work with software engineers to define, build, and launch new features and enhancements related to Google’s hotel, flight, and destination search offerings as well as Hotel Ads. Prior to joining the travel team, Richard worked on the Google AdWords product management team in a variety of roles from 2002 to 2013. Richard joined Google from Excite@Home, where he was senior director of product development. Prior to joining @Home Network, Richard worked at America Online and Knight-Ridder Information Services. Earlier in his career, Richard was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury during the first Bush Administration and was an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston. Richard earned his M.B.A. and J.D. with honors from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School. Richard received an A.B. in history, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.