[Patrick Pichette, Image Credit: Bell Canada exec website]
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has hired a new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer today.Â Patrick Pichette will be leaving his job as the President of Operations at Bell Canada and will be helping take Google to another level.
“Patrick brings the expertise and track record of a successful CFO, along with the hands-on business experience of a seasoned operations executive,” stated Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. “This strong combination of skills and experience will be an important addition to Google’s executive management team and will support our ongoing efforts to increase value for our users, advertisers and partners.” Schmidt added, “On behalf of all my colleagues at Google, we welcome Patrick and, once again, thank George Reyes for all that he’s done for Google.”
Pichette has worked in the telecomm sector for over 20 years and he will be starting at Google on August 1st.Â Pichette will start as CFO on August 12.
“Google is a great company with a phenomenal brand and an outstanding management team,” stated Pichette. “As an avid user of Google products, I’ve admired the company for many years and am excited about working with my new colleagues in Mountain View and around the world.”
Pichette was also a previous partner at McKinsey & Company.Â Pichette went to school at Oxford University and Universite du Quebec.Â Current CFO, George Reyes has resigned from Google.