Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
Torrence Boone was selected as one of Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2016 in recognition of his professional accomplishments and standing.
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Torrence Boone is Vice President of Global Agency Sales and Brand Services at Google; in this role, he drives Google’s worldwide strategy and multi-billion dollar business with marketing and advertising agencies.
Torrence Boone leads a team focused on large scale global strategic partnerships spanning technology, media, data, creative and brand services that enable agencies and advertisers to achieve breakthrough results. In his first six months in this role, Torrence Boone Boone closed three multi-billion dollar global media and technology deals—the largest in Google’s history.
A Better Chance opens doors for talented young men and women of color to study at several of the nation's top schools. Torrence Boone received a scholarship from A Better Chance that enabled him to attend high school at Phillips Academy Andover; he credits this with providing him with a foundation for success. He received the organization's Dreambuilder Award in 2016.
"At Google, we have this notion of 10X thinking or moon-shot thinking. You don't focus on the incremental. You focus on the logarithmic or the exponential. If you set ambitious goals, it forces people to step outside of their comfort zone and what they think might be possible."
As part of the 'Talks at Google' series, Torrence Boone interviewed Dydine Umunyana about her experiences during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Listen to her incredible story:
Google and its agency partners are working together to support the United Nations' "Common Ground" Initiative to inspire members of Generation Z to change the world through billions of small acts of good through the #littlexlittle campaign. Torrence Boone is proud to be a part of this incredible project to help make the world a better place!
Citizen Schools is a nonprofit that partners with middle schools nationwide to help close the gap in education for children living in low-income communities. The organization partners with low-income communities that need additional support and resources. Torrence Boone serves as President of the Board of its New York chapter.
Effie Worldwide is a nonprofit that encourages effectiveness among the marketing communications industry through education and recognition. It is perhaps best known for the annual Effie Awards, which honors all forms of effective marketing communications and the companies and individuals creating effective work on six continents and over forty countries.
Pond5 is a global media marketplace providing artists around the world with an opportunity to license their work to an international community of media producers and brands. The organization works with more than 60,000 contributors in 150 countries, with over 10,000 video clips uploaded to its website every day.
Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line operates 650 stores in malls across the United States. More than 11,000 Finish Line sneakerologists help customers each day connect with their sport, their life and their style.
Torrence Boone spoke on the evolution of the advertising industry on the BBC's Talking Business segment. Take a look at what he had to say!
Following his graduation from Stanford, Torrence Boone matriculated to Harvard Business School; in 1995, he earned his MBA in business from the institution.
After graduating from the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover, Torrence Boone pursued a degree in economics from Stanford University. He graduated, with honors, in 1991.
Thanks to the support of A Better Chance, Torrence Boone to attended the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover. He graduated, cum laude, in 1987.