Google Cloud Hires Brigette McInnis-Day As HR Head

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 14, 2019
  • Google recently confirmed that it hired former SAP executive Brigette McInnis-Day as the head of its human resources department

Google recently confirmed with CNBC that it hired former SAP executive Brigette McInnis-Day as the head of its human resources department. McInnis-Day’s title is vice president of Cloud HR and she is going to report to Google’s vice president of people operations Eileen Naughton.

McInnis-Day had joined Google on September 30 and was previously the chief operations officer and the head of digital HR for SAP’s SuccessFactors.

Under the leadership of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, the cloud division at Google has been aggressively hiring high-quality talent as it is closing the market share gap between Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure. Back in July, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company is going to triple the sales team at Google Cloud.

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Recently, Deutsche Bank valued the Google Cloud division at $225 billion. In the report, Deutsche Bank analysts led by Lloyd Walmsley pointed out that the Google Cloud unit could report compound annual growth of 55% between 2018 and 2022 and could hit annual sales of around $38 billion by 2025.

“While Google Cloud has been lagging behind in the market and burning money historically, with increased confidence in the go-to-market and commercial traction under Mr. Kurian, we think it can grow market share,” says the report via Bloomberg.