Google Fiber, Provo
BORN Portland, Ore.
TITLE Head of business operations
We’re sold on Devin Baer. After leading the sales team at OrangeSoda.com, he joined Google and oversaw SMB sales for Google Offers at the company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. He then moved to our town to lead Google Fiber’s business operations in Provo and Salt Lake, and has played an instrumental and influential role in our business community with seats on the boards of StartFEST and BusinessQ.
The RED Talking “I am notoriously good at ripping the Band-Aid off.”
Favorite Accomplishment “We broke a Guinness World Record for hosting the largest scavenger hunt ever. Our accomplishment wasn’t interesting enough to make the book, but you can find it buried online somewhere.”
Tackling Decisions “I enjoy Jeff Bezos’ decision-making framework: Irreversible decisions should be made methodically; changeable or reversible decisions should be made quickly with high judgment.”
First Job “At age 12, I washed blenders at my parents’ Jamba Juice franchise. I actually really loved it. There was a lot of satisfaction in being a small, but critical, part of the supply chain.”
Celebration Station “I love to celebrate. I celebrate successes. I celebrate failures. I celebrate celebrations.”