Tara Walpert Levy leads the Americas agency solutions teams at Google and YouTube. She is also responsible for Google's specialist sales teams, from sponsorships and deals to creative services to multicultural solutions and executive summits. Before this, Tara led Google’s global ads product marketing teams.
Prior to Google, Tara was the President of Visible World (now owned by Comcast), building the company into the leading targeted TV advertising platform. She also spent five years at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader of the global media & entertainment and sales and marketing groups.
Tara writes and speaks frequently on the shifting advertising landscape and is the chair of the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement, which she was inducted into in 2013. She has been named one of Fast Company's “Most Creative People in Business,” an AdAge "Woman to Watch" and one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” in New York City.
Tara has been a director and member of the audit committee of Bloomin' Brands Inc. since 2013. She is also a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Ad Council and serves on the board of directors of The Girls Lounge, member of the Women’s Forum of New York, Wharton's Future of Advertising Program, and The Reisenbach Foundation.
Tara lives in New York City with her husband and three sons. She is a local angel investor and one of the earliest advisors to Refinery29, the leading brand for Millennial women.