Speaker Profile

Jeff Buchan
Head of Global Industry Relations & Strategic Partnerships / Google

Jeff Buchan serves as Head of Global Industry Relations & Strategic Partnerships for Google, where he oversees Google’s relationships with key advertising industry partners in the U.S. and globally, to address issues most relevant to Google and to the advertising and tech industries. At Google, he has also worked on the GeoCommerce Team, working with small businesses to drive online growth and increase their digital presence.

Prior to joining Google, Jeff worked at Ogilvy & Mather on the IBM business, where he planned and executed digital and traditional marketing campaigns. He was instrumental in rolling out the IBM Smarter Planet ad campaign across various software groups in North America. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Jeff worked at Merrill Lynch in the Consumer Products Group of the Investment Banking Division.

Jeff was selected as a finalist for Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30 List for Marketing & Advertising and was a recipient of the Advertising Research Foundation’s (ARF) Great Mind Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Advertising Association (IAA) and the Board of Directors for the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF). 

Jeff graduated Cum Laude from Duke University, with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business. Jeff is based in Chicago.