David Drummond (businessman)

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David Carl Drummond is an American businessman and conglomerate executive. He currently serves as Senior Vice President (SVP) of corporate development and Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for Alphabet Inc.,[1][2] and formerly its subsidiary, Google,[3] as well as part of the Board of Directors of mental health non-profit Crisis Text Line.[4]

His first time working with Google was in 1998 as a partner at leading technology law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's corporate transactions group; he was Google's first outside counsel.[5] He joined Google in 2002.[6] Drummond earned a bachelor's degree in history from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.[7][8][9]

His annual compensation from Google parent company, Alphabet Inc., currently stands at approximately $18.3 million.


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