Olivia Maloney has joined Google as Partner, Business Solutions, Portada has learned. Maloney, a former Batanga Media and AOL Latino executive, took to LinkedIn to list her new job at Google, where she started in February 2013.

Maloney was out of the Hispanic media circuit for over a year. Upon leaving her post at language-learning company Voxy in late 2011, she took a personal sabbatical, during which she traveled around the world.

A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies, Maloney served as Director of Hispanic Sales & Solutions for AOL Latino until 2010, after which she went to work at Batanga. At her new post, she is expected to work closely with another former AOL Latino executive, Mark López, who in 2010 was appointed Head of U.S. Hispanic Audience at Google.


Laura has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and the U.S. She was the founder and editor in chief of Marketing y Medios magazine, an English- language trade publication devoted to explaining the Hispanic market to a non-Spanish speaking audience of executives and marketers. Prior to that, she was responsible for creating and launching the Spanish-language edition of the Wall Street Journal. She was also the creator and founding editor of Entrepreneur magazine´s Spanish-language Web site www.SoyEntrepreneur.com. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French and works as a freelance writer and editor in New York City.

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