Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is Founder and Chairman of JOYUS, the web's first premium video shopping network online. Prior to founding JOYUS in January 2011, she has been a leading consumer internet and media executive with over 18 years of leadership experience at global and early stage companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee and News Corp.
Singh Cassidy served as CEO and Chairman of the board at the leading social commerce site, Polyvore, Inc, and CEO-in-Residence with Accel Partners, a leading global consumer internet venture capital firm, whose investments include Facebook, Groupon, Admob, and Diapers.com.
From 2003 to 2009, Singh Cassidy was a senior executive at Google, Inc, where she grew and scaled several leading businesses, including Asia-Pacific & Latin American Operations. As President of Asia Pacific and Latin America, she was responsible for all of Google's commercial operations in both regions, and built the company's physical presence from inception to a multi-billion dollar business serving users, advertisers and partners across 40 domains and 103 different countries throughout APAC and Latin America. Under her leadership the company opened 18 sales offices, 9 R&D centers and full cross-functional operations throughout the region and was the fastest growing geography within the company.
Prior to running Asia Pacific and Latin America, Singh Cassidy was the first General Manager for Google Local & Maps, helping to launch these innovative new services, then expanding her responsibilities to lead the company's strategic partnerships for Google Books, Scholar, and Video. While at Google, Singh Cassidy also chaired the Women's Leadership Community to help initiate networking and development opportunities among Google's female management community.
For her work in the Internet industry, Singh Cassidy has been profiled in numerous publications globally, including Fortune, Business Week, Ad Age, Canada Post, India Today, and the book, Innovation Nation, profiling Canada's most innovative business leaders, Most recently she was named a "Woman to Watch" by Ad Age in 2010, and Fortune in 2008, a Techcrunch Fellow in 2009, and one of the top 100 Women of Influence in the Bay Area in 2010.
Singh Cassidy currently serves on the board of Formspring, Inc, and the advisory board of Twitter. Previously she has been a board member of J. Crew Group Inc. (JCG), and also served on the Advisory Board for A Woman's Nation, with Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress (CAP). She is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and is married with three children.
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Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012
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