Speaker Profile

Tara Walpert Levy
Managing Director of Ad Market Development / Google and YouTube

Tara Walpert Levy is the managing director of ads marketing at Google, where she leads the global marketing team focused on large advertisers and agencies. She is also responsible for advertiser communications and market development for YouTube worldwide. Prior to Google, Ms. Levy was the president of Visible World, building the company into the leading targeted TV advertising platform for media sellers, agency executives, and marketers. She also spent six years at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader of the global media and entertainment and sales and marketing groups. Ms. Levy began her career in print and online advertising sales, and has worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and a consultant for The LEK Partnership. She writes and speaks frequently on the shifting advertising landscape and has been named by Advertising Age as one of the top “Women to Watch,” by Crain’s as one of NYC’s “40 Under 40,” and by Fast Company as one of the “Most Creative People in Business.” Ms. Levy also invests in and advises media and marketing startups in the New York area. She received a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.