When George Reyes announced plans last August to resign as CFO of Google (NSDQ: GOOG), his replacement was expected by the end of 2007. But the search just officially left beta after the market close today with word that telecom vet Daniel Pichette is joining as SVP and CFO. He has been with Bell Canada for the past seven years, most recently as president of operations. Pichette's resume also includes a brief stint as CFO of Bell Canada and what is described as a "lead role" with McKinsey & Company's North American telecom practice. Pichette joins Google Aug. 1 and takes over as CFO Aug. 12. Release.
His telecom background is sure to raise questions about Google's ambitions in that area.
By Staci D. Kramer