As VP – Global Client Partnerships, Torrence is responsible for driving Google’s strategy and multi-billion dollar business across a portfolio of the world’s largest global advertisers and their agencies, spanning the tech, health/beauty and CPG verticals. In this capacity, he leads a team focused on large scale global strategic partnerships that deploy diverse Google products and platforms to achieve business transformation and breakthrough marketing results. Torrence also co-leads Google’s New York office, the second largest in the network.
Prior to Google, Torrence held senior agency leadership positions with WPP & Publicis. Before his tenure in advertising, Torrence was a senior manager at Bain & Company, where he advised a broad range of clients on corporate and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, new product development, and interactive strategy.
Torrence holds a B.A. in Economics, with honors, from Stanford University, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a corporate director for Macy’s (NYSE: M), a former corporate director for Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL), a leading national specialty retailer, a board member of Pond5, a leading online marketplace for creative assets, and a board member of Effie Worldwide.
Torrence is a sought after international speaker and recipient of numerous business, advertising and philanthropic awards: Financial Times, UPstanding Power List; Savoy Magazine, Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and Power 300 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors; One Hundred Black Men, Corporate Award; A Better Chance, Dreambuilder Award; ADCOLOR, Advocate Award.
Board Involvement and Hobbies
Torrence Boone is on the board of The Finish Line and Effie Worldwide. He is also President of the Board at Citizen Schools New York, a national educational reform organization. He is especially passionate about improving diversity and inclusion in professional and academic communities across the country. He is a distinguished alumnus of A Better Chance and he supports academic enrichment programs within traditionally underserved communities.
In his free time Boone enjoys kickboxing, snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga, fiction writing/literature, and the performing arts.
This blog will center on news and industry events in marketing and advertising, told from Torrence Boone’s perspective.