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, 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.
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.