Tara Walpert Levy

Managing Director, Ads Marketing, Google & YouTube


Tara Walpert Levy brings 17 years of experience to Google, where she leads Ads Marketing for Google and YouTube. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s communications and market development for Google and YouTube's advertising offerings, globally.

Prior to joining Google, Tara was the President of Visible World, the leading targeted TV advertising platform for media buyers, advertising professionals, and marketers. She was also an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader of the Global Media & Entertainment and Sales & Marketing groups. Tara began her career in print and online advertising sales and has worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and a consultant for The LEK Partnership.

Tara writes and speaks frequently on the shifting advertising landscape and has been named by Advertising Age as one of the top "Women to Watch", by Crain’s as one of NYC’s “40 Under 40”, and by Fast Company as one of the “Most Creative People in Business.” 

Tara currently serves on the alumni advisory board of McKinsey & Company, is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and is on the Board of Directors of F.E.G.S., a non-profit focused on health and human services. Tara is also an angel investor in, and advisor to, several media and marketing startups in the NY area. 

Tara received a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and twin boys.

Last Updated: 2013