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Dennis Woodside has been the Chief Operating Officer of Dropbox since winter 2014. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Mobility from its acquisition by Google, Inc. in May 2012 to winter 2014. He was the successor to Sanjay Jha. Dennis Woodside joined Google in 2003 and was responsible for leading sales operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Woodside, before being the CEO of Motorola Mobility was the Senior Vice President of Google's America Operations. On February 12, 2014 it was reported he joined cloud storage company Dropbox as COO. This move came after Google announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo in January 2014. Additionally, it was reported that Woodside would be replaced by Jonathan Rosenberg, the former head of product management at Google, who will be appointed as the COO of Motorola Mobility. Woodside graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and spent a year trying out for the national rowing team. He then went to Stanford Law School, graduating in 1994, after which he was selected for a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Honorable Judge Dennis Jacobs. [ - ]
- Dennis joined Google in 2003 and oversees the company's operations in the U.K., Benelux and Ireland. From 2003 to 2006, he launched the business operations group at Google and built up the company's presence in Central Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. He established offices in 10 countries as diverse as Egypt, Turkey, Russia and Israel. Additionally, he started the company's inside sales operation in Europe. Prior to joining Google, Dennis was an associate partner at McKinsey and Company, where he led operational and strategy projects for multinational clients in the technology and media industries. Earlier, he managed complex mergers and acquisitions in aerospace, energy, media and finance industries, representing companies such as Berkshire Hathaway and Southern California Edison. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Dennis G. Jacobs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. Dennis received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was associate editor of the Stanford Law Review, and holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Cornell University.
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