Google CEO Larry Page's week began with the resignation of Jonathan Rosenberg and now Page's shuffling the deck with his executive team, with a reassertion of engineering across the board it appears. Six executives were promoted to senior vice presidents and will now run their individual business units, reporting directly to Page, the Los Angeles Times reported.
This move is aimed at empowering the new executives with more authority, and was inspired by the success of the Android and YouTube units, which function autonomously within Google. Now every effort won't have to go through Google's operating committee.
Here's the Google roster of top executives as it still reads on the site:
- Larry Page, CEO
- Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman
- Sergey Brin, Co-Founder
- Nikesh Arora, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer
- Shona L. Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations
- David C. Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer
- Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Research
- Patrick Pichette, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Product Management
Here's the new list of the recently promoted and their respective product-centric spheres of operation:
- SVP of Search -- Alan Eustace
- SVP of Advertising -- Susan Wojcicki
- SVP of Mobile/Android -- Andy Rubin
- SVP of YouTube -- Salar Kamangar
- SVP of Social -- Vic Gundotra
- SVP of Chrome -- Sundar Pinchai
- SVP of Local & Commerce -- Jeff Huber
Seems the changes were well received. The Times says, "the leadership changes have been met with enthusiasm on Google's Mountain View, Calif., campus, where sources say energy is running high."
The Times also noted that "Page and fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who is focused on major strategic initiatives, have offices next to each other in a recently renovated building on the campus. They are down the hall from executive chairman Eric Schmidt and surrounded by engineers working at key products for Google."
[Source: Los Angeles Times]