Raymond Nasr is the former Director of Executive Communications at Google Inc. He held this role from 2001 to early 2005 and was responsible for several aspects of the public communications for the senior management of the company, including Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt as well as Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Prior to Google, Nasr was Director of Corporate Relations at Novell Inc, where he led the company’s corporate and government relations efforts. Before Novell, Nasr held various positions in the areas of public relations and corporate speech-writing at Apple Computer Inc, and at Sun Microsystems Inc.
Since 2004, he has served as a Special Faculty Advisor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University helping to improve MBA’s communications skills and is a Visiting Fellow at the Said School of Business at Oxford University. Currently, Nasr maintains a communications consultancy where he advises a number of start-up companies and venture capital firms, including Twitter, Inc., Pandora Media, and Sierra Ventures. He is also a past President of the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley-based business and technology forum. Nasr received his BA in Communication Studies from UCLA (1984), and his Law Degree with Honors from Pembroke College, Cambridge (1986).
In June of 2007, Nasr became a Certified Sommelier through the London-based Court of Master Sommeliers. And in January 2009 he was appointed Director of Wine Programs in the Wine Division of Silicon Valley Bank. He is an advisor of Quixey, Identified, Video Genie and The Obvious Corporation.