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 speechwriting at Apple Computer Inc, and at Sun Microsystems Inc.
Since 2004, he has been part of the team teaching ‘Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship’ at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Stanford University, and in 2014 he was appointed Lecturer at the GSB. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Said School of Business at Oxford University.
Currently, Nasr maintains a communications consultancy where he has advised a number of start-up companies and venture capital firms, including Pandora Media, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Snapchat, Inc., Square, and Innovation Endeavors. In addition, Nasr is a Senior Advisor on Communications at Silicon Valley Bank. 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.