Driven by the desire to solve challenges that impact humanity, Neil joined X in 2016 and is currently the General Manager of Tidal, the ocean health and productivity moonshot at X. Prior to Tidal, Neil led strategic partnerships and go-to-market strategy for Wing, Alphabet’s autonomous delivery drone bet. Before joining X, Neil held a number of leadership roles in Finance, Consumer Hardware, Strategy and Operations at Google. During that time, Neil also helped build start-ups external to Alphabet focused on next-gen communications, ecommerce, and the gig economy, all aimed at using advanced technology and systems thinking to solve complex, multifactorial problems. Prior to joining Google, Neil was a corporate tax attorney specializing in international product launches, M&A and corporate structuring. In addition to his work at X, Neil advises start-ups and mentors founders for Sustainable Ocean Alliance and First Round Capital. Neil has a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. When he’s not at work, Neil enjoys photography, cycling and reading science fiction.