Vic Gundotra, Google’s SVP of Engineering, decides to depart the company for ‘a new journey’

Ian Hardy

April 24, 2014 1:59 pm

Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, has decided to depart the company.

The news was first announced today via Recode, but on Gundotra’s Google+ account he stated a very personal message that began with a death in the family and that “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else.”

Gundotra worked at Google for 8 years and was responsible for starting the annual Google I/O conference, but more importantly led the rush to put Google social with Google+. There is no word on where Gundotra is heading, or if he’ll be joining another company at all, only noting that “now is the time for a new journey. A continuation.”

Hugo Barra, previously Android’s VP, also recently departed Google to go work for the Xiaomi, which is considered to be the “Apple of China.”

Source: Googl+

  • AlphaEdge

    So has anyone here ever heard of this guy?

    • Allwayswrite

      he was a legendary douche

    • Karl Dagenais

      You’d know him if you watched Google IO or had any special interest in Google at all…

  • Yasz

    he looks like a douche

  • MatroXX

    +1

  • Rich

    He was a douchebag in the Google talks with Conan O’Brien. Conan was hilarious though