Guru Gowrappan

Guru Gowrappan is CEO of Verizon Media, a division of Verizon creating what’s next in content, advertising and technology. Verizon Media brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect.

Guru has an impressive track record of scaling mobile product and business operations during his more than 15 years in the internet industry.

Prior to joining Verizon Media, Guru was the Global Managing Director at the Alibaba Group, where he focused on international expansion for key consumer and enterprise products across commerce, entertainment & media, local services, payments and the company’s commerce-enabling stack.

Earlier Guru was COO at Quixey, where he led the Product, Business, and Marketing organizations. He was also previously COO for Growth and Emerging Initiatives at Zynga.

Guru holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.