Executive Realignment At Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) continues to align its leadership with an executive reboot happening at Google. In the latest move, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, has promoted three vice presidents to higher leadership roles in the company. The departments that have been affected by the executive reshuffle include Android and display/video advertising.
Pichai is realigning his top lieutenants with hopes that each will get to a position where they can help Google to become more profitable. As the core business in the Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) family, Google is looked upon to generate the resources that can be reinvested in the mostly experimental businesses such as Google X and Nest Labs.
Top management shakeup
Towards making Google better company, Pichai has promoted Phillip Schindler from VP position to the position of SVP in charge of Global Sales and Operations. In the position, Schindler will replace Omid Kordestani, who has moved to an advisory role following the introduction of the Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) governance structure.
The management reshuffle has also affected Horishi Lockheimer who moves to be SVP in charge of Android, Chromecast and Chrome OS. Lockheimer was previously an Android engineering VP. In his new capacity, Lockheimer will be responsible for expanding Android especially into cars and wearables. The launch of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 10 Mobile is something that Google has to watch carefully to avoid losing ground to the rival in mobile.
In the changes announced in Android department, Android VP, Dave Burke, has been awarded more leadership duties.
Pichai’s shuffling hand has also reached Neal Mohan, who becomes SVP of display/video advertising. Mohan, who came to Alphabet through his advertising company called DoubleClick, was previously VP of display/video advertising.
Mohan is one of the most sought-after executive in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s core unit Google. He has reportedly been approached by Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Dropbox to defect from Google. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has also tried to poach him. As SVP in charge of display and video ads, Mohan is expected to deepen advertising in YouTube and other properties.
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