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Facebook nabs exec at Google

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The firm names Sheryl Sandberg, who headed the Internet search leader's ad unit, as its chief operating officer.

March 05, 2008|Jessica Guynn | Times staff writer

"Sheryl was a valued member of the Google team and we wish her well in her new endeavors," Omid Kordestani, Google's senior vice president of global sales and business development, said in a statement.

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jessica.guynn@latimes.com

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Profile

Name: Sheryl Sandberg

Age: 38

Title: Chief operating officer of Facebook Inc.

Career: Joined Google Inc. in 2001. Served as vice president

of global online sales and operations. Also managed global operations for Google's consumer products and helped launch Google.org, the company's philanthropic arm. Previous jobs include chief of staff at the Treasury Department during the Clinton administration, management consultant at McKinsey & Co. and economist with the World Bank, where she worked on eradicating leprosy in India.

Education: MBA, Harvard

Business School. Bachelor's degree in economics, Harvard.

Family: Married to David Goldberg, an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital and former head of Yahoo Music. Mother of two.

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Sources: Facebook, Google

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