Head of Travel Vertical Search – Google
Currently Head of Vertical Search for Southern Europe @ Google, Javier Javier leads the team that provides vertical specific solutions, ie hotel ads. His main focus in this position is maximizing yield from digital marketing & distribution investments for Google´s biggest & most sophisticated travel players in the region.
Prior to joining Google in 2011 Javier spent over eight years in Expedia INC where he held different managerial positions in lodging supply, air supply and white label distribution across Southern Europe and the Middle East. He started his career in Iberia Airlines & Gate Gourmet back in the late 90´s, moving later on to Globalia, the leading travel services provider in Spain where he directed the launch of a new brand within the company s portfolio.
Born in Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), Javier holds a MBA degree from Cornell University (NY, USA) & ESSEC Business School (Paris, France), a degree in Hospitality Management as well as executive education certificates from the MIT (MA, USA). Javier is married and has 3 children.