In the recent months there has been a decent trickle of news of important Googlers leaving the fold and the main discussion has been if there is or isn’t a brain drain?
Some of the moves have included:
- Douglas Merrill, ex-CIO, is joining EMI as head of digital strategy
- Sheryl Sandberg, often touted as the driving force behind the success of Google’s advertising revenues, joined Facebook as the COO. Other key-Googlers at Facebook are: Ethan Beard, Director of Social Media; former YouTube CFO Gideon Yu; GDrive developer Justin Rosenstein; eCommerce Product lead Benjamin Ling.
And now, AdViking can confirm with the following news that it’s not just a Brain Drain at Google it’s actually a Tsunami!
For some further reading check:
- Wired has a great article that tried to keep up to date with what people from Google have gone on to do (build the next Google maybe?)
- And Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineLand has an immense analysis of senior management changes from 2000-2008
Eric Dela Cruz: My Life As a Google Chef