Ruben Ortega is a technology pioneer in online search and scaling in e-commerce businesses. In nine years at Amazon.com from 1998-2007, Ruben built search and recommendation technologies that have scaled to millions of transactions per day and generated billions of dollars in revenue per year. Ruben holds 26 patents focused on improving customer experience in searching and browsing. Since Amazon he has worked as Vice President of Engineering for Trusera.com, advising several Seattle area start-ups, and is now an Engineering Director at Google working with the search team. He has a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine and an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.