Michelle De Guzman is executive assistant and personal assistant to Gideon Yu (Co-owner and former President of the San Francisco 49ers, and former CFO of Facebook and Youtube).

Michelle De Guzman Leader Assistant Gideon Yu

I really enjoyed my conversation with Michelle and know you will too! Michelle shares the story of her first interview with Gideon, tips on working with a high profile executive (a role that’s not for everyone), and a save-the-day story about Pokemon. Enjoy!

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(I’m) truly thankful for great friends and colleagues who tell me the hard truths that allow me to become better.

– Gideon Yu

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ABOUT MICHELLE

Michelle De Guzman is the Executive Assistant to Gideon Yu, whose resume skills section include the sale of YouTube to Google, and financing Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. Michelle has been an EA for over a decade, despite lacking a college education, and working as a single mother, she has rightfully gained a seat at the table with the most influential people in Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

Michelle mentors a small group of EAs who also have not attended or finished college. Her guidance has helped many advance into roles at the biggest tech companies in the world.

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