Sundar Pichai, the current SVP of Chrome, will assume the vacant role of VP of Apps. Before being named as the SVP of Chrome, he served as VP of Product Management. Prior to joining Google, Sundar held various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials and served as a Management Consultant at McKinsey. Earlier in his career, he was a Director at Jiva Software.
Yahoo! Loses SVP
Yahoo! announced the departure of Bill Shaughnessy, the company’s SVP of Product Management. He came to Yahoo! from Microsoft where he served in various roles, including Global VP of the Sales, Marketing & Services in the Advertiser Publisher Solutions Group. Prior to this role, Bill was GM of Microsoft’s Digital Advertising Solutions Business Group. Currently, he serves as a Director of Mixpo.
CTO Departure at AOL
AOL announced the resignation of EVP & CTO Alex Gounares, 38. Gounares came to AOL from Microsoft, where he most recently served as VP of Advertising R&D and CTO for the Online Services Division. At Microsoft, he also served as Technical Assistant to Bill Gates, VP of Corporate Strategy, and Development Manager for the Tablet PC team.
EVP & CSO Leaves Online Consumer Products Retailer
United Online announced the resignation of Frederic Randall as EVP & Chief Strategy Officer. He will continue as a consultant to the company for a period of one year. Before joining United Online, he served as SVP, General Counsel & Secretary at NetZero and as a Partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.
Former Microsoft Exec Joins Online Marketing Services Company
ReachLocal has hired Kris Barton to serve as the company’s new Chief Product Officer. He joins ReachLocal from Nero, a multimedia software company, where he was the COO. Before Nero, he served as a Product Unit Manager at Microsoft and held a number of product positions at Omniture and Novell. Currently, Barton serves as a Director at OrganikID.
Date range: February 25th - March 23rd