Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – September 4, 2007 – The Chief Financial Officer of search engine, Google, George Reyes, has announced plans to retire. Indicating that he will remain to assist in the search for a new CFO and to assure an orderly transition, Mr. Reyes’ departure is expected by year end.
Eric Schmidt, CEO and Chairman of Google commented, ”I’ve known and admired George since our days together at Sun. As Google’s CFO, George successfully navigated our innovative IPO, the regulatory demands of Sarbanes-Oxley, and the management challenges of scaling a global finance organization. Though we fully appreciate his decision to step back from active management, we’ll miss his thoughtfulness, good humor and wisdom.”
Mr. Reyes added, ”Working at Google these past 5 and a half years has been an extraordinary ride. I’m honored and flattered to have been a part of this great management team. I know I’m leaving the company in good hands with a remarkable team of professionals that will continue to build on Google’s tremendous achievements.”
Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google remarked, ”George has been a full partner in Google’s global growth and development. He has done an excellent job in keeping us financially disciplined while protecting the best of our entrepreneurial culture.”
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; two WIRED magazine Readers Raves Awards; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo! and its international properties, Sony Corporation and its global affiliates, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sequoia Capital.
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