Leadership Team Bio

Chief Technology Officer

Tom Kershaw


As Chief Technology Officer, Tom is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of product development, platform strategy and operations, and product design, as well as oversight of Rubicon Project’s Engineering capabilities.

Prior to joining Rubicon Project Tom was Director of Product Management for Google Ads and Commerce in Asia-Pacific, where he oversaw the company’s advertising product portfolio for the region. Stationed in China, Tom managed the local Product teams and coordinated local advertising activities and product development efforts. He also led technical development and business planning for the Shanghai development team for both buy- and sell-side businesses. Prior to taking on the Ads role, Tom was the PM Director for Google Cloud Platform, including Storage, Big Data, Networking and Security/Privacy. Prior to Google, Tom was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Database services at Ericsson’s Iconectiv business unit. He has also held executive positions at VeriSign, Clarent Corporation and Unisys, and was Chief Technical Officer of SS8 Networks, a telecom and internet services company.

Tom was chosen as a member of Global Telecoms Business Power 100 – the 100 Most Powerful People in Telecom, and holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University and Masters Degrees from the University of London and the London School of Economics.