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Presidential Lecture Series

Christopher Sacca

Recognition Year: 

Former head of special initiatives at Google

"An Afternoon with Christopher Sacca"

September 4 , 2009 
Nutter Center 

Presented in partnership with the President's Office and Enrollment Management, with support from the Raj Soin College of Business

A self-proclaimed adventure junkie, Chris Sacca has also been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as “possibly the most influential businessman in America” and honored as one of 20 of the world’s most promising leaders and public servants under the age of 45.

As the former head of special initiatives at Google Inc., Sacca worked on highly visible projects including Google’s 700MHz and TV white spaces spectrum initiatives, the company’s groundbreaking data center in Oregon, and Google’s free citywide WiFi network in Mountain View, California. He also spearheaded Google’s business development and merger and acquisition transactions.

These days, Sacca is a venture investor, private equity principal, company advisor, and an entrepreneur managing a portfolio of over a dozen consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology start-ups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. Among his current holdings is Twitter Inc., where Sacca was among the first investors and works with the company every week as a strategic advisor.

Sacca has held a number of roles at one of the world’s largest streaming and digital media distribution companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies), and was responsible for their legal and corporate development efforts. Prior to Speedera, he was an attorney with a Silicon Valley law firm, handling venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing transactions for technology giants.

In addition to graduating cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, Sacca also graduated from their Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (cum laude) and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar. Sacca lives in San Francisco and is an avid Pacifica surfer, San Mateo kitesurfer, Lake Tahoe skier, and Ironman Triathlete.