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Alain Chuard is a Swiss serial entrepreneur and former professional snowboarder living in Palo Alto, California. He is best known as the Founder and Chief Product Officer of Wildfire Interactive, the social media marketing technology company acquired by Google in July 2012. At Google Alain was named Head of Product for Google My Business, the leading product for Google’s main self-service business portal. His early professional years were spent as a financial analyst with New York investment bank Salomon Smith Barney and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Highland Capital Partners. After realizing that he was not passionate about what he was doing, Alain quit this Wall Street job to co-found Access Travel, Ltd., a leading brand in instructional adventure travel. Alain is a former world-ranking professional snowboarder who competed on the World-Cup Pro Tour. Alain holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Alain is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.