12 of the Most Accomplished Black People in Technology


Kirk McDonald, President, PubMatic 

Kirk McDonald joined digital media platform PubMatic in October 2011, bringing with him more than two decades of experience at media companies like Time and CNET.

With $76 million funding in the bank, advertising company PubMatic is expected to be gearing up for an initial public offering. The IPO, which could happen later this year, would reportedly value the company at $1 billion. PubMatic currently employs fewer than 500 people.


Torrence Boone, Managing Director, Google

As managing director at Google, Torrence Boone is responsible for leading advertising growth throughout North America. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Boone served as CEO of ad startup Enfatico. Google has raised $25 million to date and has over 10,000 employees. It’s currently valued at $359 billion.