The head of global alliances for enterprise at Google, Boden has spent her career working at the strategic intersection of technology and business. “I would never have ended up in my position — and I mean never — if I hadn’t taken the road through Anderson’s EMBA program,” she said of her MBA experience. “Doing so made all the difference in the trajectory of my career.”
Boden leads the organization responsible for partnering with companies that build their businesses on Google’s cloud, apps, maps and education products. She joined Google via acquisition in 2013 in the division that designs, develops and deploys Google’s data centers, where she handled various strategy matters as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Formerly, Boden was the CEO of Myricom, a successful Caltech spinoff founded in 1994 that helped pioneer high-performance computer networking. During her time at Myricom, Boden migrated from the tech world into the business world, serving as executive vice president, CFO and a member of Myricom’s board of directors, before becoming CEO in 2010.
Boden earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Caltech and her B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in applied mathematics. Her Ph.D. research in “Runtime Systems for Fine-Grain Multicomputers” led directly into her work at Myricom, where she wrote the operating system software that controlled the company’s first products. Adding formal business education to her professional experience, Boden completed her EMBA at UCLA Anderson in 2011.