Sukhinder Singh Cassidy has quit Google as its president for Asia-Pacific (APAC) & Latin American operations to join global venture and growth equity firm Accel Partners. Singh Cassidy has joined Accel partners as its CEO-in-Residence.
In her new role, Singh Cassidy, 39, will evaluate new venture and growth equity opportunities in partnership with Accel and will work with companies in Accel’s digital media and advertising portfolio.
Prior to quitting Google, Singh Cassidy was responsible for all of Google’s commercial operations in both regions, and built the company’s presence from inception to its current scale serving users, advertisers and partners across 40 domains and 103 different countries throughout APAC and Latin America. Her specialty at Google was promoting emerging businesses.
Singh Cassidy joined Google in 2003 as the first General Manager for Google Local & Maps. She ran the two units till 2005.
She has had a long standing relationship with Accel as she co-founded Yodlee, an Accel backed online banking software maker, before joining Google. From 1999 to 2003, she was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Yodlee.com Inc. Singh Cassidy started her Internet career in strategy and business development with Amazon.com and interactive TV provider OpenTV.
Singh Cassidy has been profiled in various publications globally, including Fortune, Business Week, Canada Post, India Today, and the book, Innovation Nation, profiling Canada’s most innovative business leaders.
Accel Partners was founded in 1983 and currently has offices in Palo Alto, California; London, UK; and Bangalore, India; as well as in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership. The fund has over $6 billion under management. Accel has backed over 200 companies including Facebook, Glam.com, Chakpak, Kosmix, RealNetworks, etc.