Torrence Boone is the Vice President—Global Client Partner at Google.
A seasoned professional in the fast-paced ad agency world, Boone previously worked at leading agencies such as Digitas and Avenue A (now Razorfish), holding executive positions at both places. He also served as CEO of a full-service, integrated agency startup built by WPP. Boone began his career at Bain and Company.
Over the course of his career, Torrence Boone has proved his expertise across a broad range of brand services. He now applies his skill set to his position at Google, where he leads a multi-billion dollar global sales channel and global creative/brand services team focused on unlocking breakthrough ideas for agencies and advertisers to drive broader adoption of Google products and platforms. He is also a member of the Global Business Hiring Committee. Within his first six months as Global Agency Head, Boone closed three multi-billion dollar global media and technology deals — the largest in Google’s history.
Torrence Boone has been recognized not only as a leader in the industry, but as an advocate for ethnic diversity and inclusion in education and business. He grew up humbly in the inner city of Baltimore, and credits a few formative influences on his early life that eventually jump-started his successful career in business. One was the unwavering support and inspiration that his mother provided for him and his brother every day. The other was an opportunity to transfer to an independent, university-preparatory school.
Boone is the first to acknowledge that the latter partially came about because he happened to be in the right place at the right time. That’s why he supports academic enrichment programs within traditionally underserved communities — which can significantly boost ethnic and socioeconomic diversity within higher education institutions.
Outside of his career, Torrence Boone enjoys kickboxing, snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga, fiction writing/literature, and the performing arts.
The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL), a leading national specialty retailer
Effie Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization driving marketing effectiveness
Citizen Schools New York, a national educational reform organization
Awards and Honors
Financial Times, UPstanding Power List (2016)
Savoy Magazine, Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America (2015 & 2016) and Power 300 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors (2016)
One Hundred Black Men, Corporate Award (2015)
A Better Chance, Dreambuilder Award (2016)
ADCOLOR, Advocate Award (2013)
Harvard Business School: M.B.A., 1995
Stanford University: B.A. in Economics (Honors), 1991
Phillips Academy: Diploma (Cum Laude), 1987