Business 100 - 2013

Deegan Shannon

Shannon Deegan/Google

Shannon is the director of Global Security Operations at Google. He joined Google in 2007 and for his first five years was director of People Operations, where he led a number of teams, including M&A, served as the lead business partner to Google’s Global Business organization, and as head of both the central staffing organization and global Talent and Outreach Programs, including Diversity.

Prior to joining Google he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in NY, and in public service in Canada, where he was an advisor to the Prime Minister. He was also a professional hockey player with the Los Angeles Kings organization.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, an MPhil degree in international studies from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
A native of Verdun, Quebec, Shannon lives in San Jose, California with his wife, Patti, and their three children, twins Conal and Orla, and Bridget.

In the late 1840’s Shannon’s ancestors sailed to Canada and joined Montreal’s growing Irish community in Pointe St. Charles.