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Sara M. Torti

Clinical Professor of Business Administration





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MBA, Harvard Business School, 2007; AB, Harvard College, 2003

Areas of Expertise

Product launch and scaling, new business creation, platform and app-based monetization, subscription services


Product Management in Tech (PM)


Sara Torti is a senior product and operating executive who has focused extensively on creating and scaling technology-based businesses. Over her career she has grown products from zero to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, built and launched products to billions of users, and grown and scaled teams to thousands of people. Sara was most recently the COO of the Google Operations Center, an independent Google "bet" she was recruited to design, launch, and grow from a concept into an operating business. Previously, she led a team responsible for the initial development and expansion of the “actions” features in Google Maps and Local Search that grew transactions on these platforms from zero to over a million per month. At Nest, she led the teams that developed the Nest App and subscription service and was responsible for the business leadership and launch of the subscription service. Earlier in her career she helped launch Google’s first mobile-specific global operating group, worked on the initial Google+ social network team, and worked at the World Bank.

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2021

Nonacademic positions

  • Google, 2007–21
  • The World Bank, 2003–05

Professional service positions

  • Cofounder and previous co-chair, Google Women in Product Group
  • Member, Google CEO taskforce: product-management hiring
  • Member, Google CEO taskforce: sharing and product interconnectedness
  • Member, Google Product Management Hiring Committee, Promotions Committee, MBA Hiring Committees
  • Google Steering Committee member: Product Management Learning and Development
  • Google Steering Committee member, Diversity Council for Google GEO Organization

Additional Information

  • Founding sponsor and selection committee co-chair, Harvard Innovation Challenge
  • Board of Directors, Gluten Intolerance Group