Hunter Walk focuses on YouTube as a platform for social good, activism and free expression. He views YouTube’s relationship with ‘good’ as supported by three main pillars: Causes & Non Profits; Education; and finally, Activism and Free Expression, and hopes to foster this further with his new role. He previously led consumer product management at YouTube, delivering hundreds of billions of playbacks a day to the world’s largest video community. Since joining Google in 2003, he has also managed product and sales efforts for Google’s contextual advertising business.
Prior to this, Walk was a founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab. Here, he helped build the noted virtual world Second Life, the massively multiplayer online platform, where hundreds of millions of user generated items are exchanged for real money and which entertains millions around the globe.
Earlier, he was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, broadcasting to an audience of insomniacs, truckers and college students.
Walk has a BA in History from Vassar and an MBA from Stanford University.