Mike Cassidy
Director of Product Management, Search
Google
@michaelpcassidy

Mike Cassidy is a director of product management for the Google search engine, focusing on social search, personalized search, people search and other areas. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Mike was the co-founder and CEO of four start-ups: Ruba, which helped travelers share their favorite places and was acquired by Google; Xfire, which helps gamers play online with their friends and was acquired by MTV for $110 million; Direct Hit, a search engine whose customers included MSN, Lycos, AOL, etc. and was acquired by Ask Jeeves for $500 million; and Stylus Innovation, whose flagship product was computer telephony software Visual Voice, and which was acquired by Artisoft for $13 million.