Salar is VP of of Google's web applications, including Gmail, Talk, Calendar, Reader, Orkut, Blogger, Picasa, Video, Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Checkout.
Previously, he was VP of product management for Google's advertising and monetization products, including the AdWords program, which he defined with a small engineering team. Today, AdWords is the foundation for Google's syndication on partner sites, and serves as the engine that drives Google's revenue. Prior to that, Salar created the company's first business plan and was responsible for its legal and finance functions.
From there, Salar became a founding member of Google's product team, where he worked on consumer projects including the acquisition of DejaNews and the subsequent launch of Google Groups. Salar earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences with Honors from Stanford University.