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Dennis Woodside (born 1969) served as the Chief Operating Officer of Dropbox from April 2014 until September 2018.[1] He served as an advisor to Dropbox from September through December 2018. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Mobility from its acquisition by Google, Inc. in May 2012 until April 2014.[2] He was the successor to Sanjay Jha.[3] Dennis Woodside joined Google in 2003 and was responsible for leading sales operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Woodside, before becoming the CEO of Motorola Mobility, was the Senior Vice President of Google's America Operations.[2] On February 12, 2014 it was reported he joined cloud storage company Dropbox as COO. This move came after Google announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo in January 2014.

Dennis Woodside
Born1969 (age 49–50)
Alma materCornell University
Stanford Law School
Known forPresident of Impossible Foods

Woodside graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and spent a year trying out for the national rowing team. He then went to Stanford Law School, graduating in 1994, after which he was selected for a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for Judge Dennis Jacobs. After his clerkship, he worked at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson from 1995 until 1998. In July 1998, Woodside joined the Los Angeles office of McKinsey & Company, where he led strategy, technology, and media projects with Shona Brown, Michael Wolf, and Byron Auguste. He left McKinsey in 2003 to join Google.

Woodside currently serves on the boards of ServiceNow and the American Red Cross.

On March 18, 2019, Woodside became President of Impossible Foods[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Woodside is a triathlon enthusiast and 14-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, with personal best of 9:22 at the Arizona Ironman in 2016.[citation needed] He got 2nd place in his age group, which qualified him for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October 2017. Woodside met his wife when they attended Stanford Law School together. They have two children and two cats named Pumpkin and Friskey. Woodside currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Dropbox 8-K". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Motorola Media Center, Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  3. ^ "Dennis Woodside". The Times Of India. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  4. ^ "Impossible Foods Names Dennis Woodside As President". Restaurant News Resource. Mar 18, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.