Jonathan Rochelle

Jonathan Rochelle (aka JR) is Director of Product Management at Google and a co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive, including other apps in that suite such as Google Sheets, Slides, Forms, Apps Script and Google Fonts. Jonathan is now primarily responsible for Jamboard – a collaborative whiteboard app and large screen hardware device, and G Suite for Education, which reaches more than 60 million educators and students globally, and includes apps like Google Classroom and Google Expeditions. Jonathan and his teams are primarily based in Google’s NYC office.

Prior to joining Google in 2005, Jonathan co-founded and sold two technology start-ups – ITK Solutions, a technology consulting firm, and 2Web Technologies, a software product company which was acquired by Google in 2005 as the technology behind Google spreadsheets – the first publicly launched component of Google Docs. Before founding the start-ups, Jonathan spent 15 years as a software engineer and applications development manager, primarily at JP Morgan & Co., across a broad set of financial service businesses. JR is a strong advocate of innovation culture, entrepreneurship and education technology, and can often be distracted with any “maker” activity such as 3D Printing (proof in his blog Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Albany.

twitter handle:  @jrochelle

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