Another Google executive has left the nest to join a venture capital firm. Top Google sales executive for Asia-Pacific and Latin America Sukinder Singh Cassidy has accepted the position of C.E.O.-in-residence at Accel. Accel is the venture firm behind Facebook, MetroPCS and Baidu, where Cassidy will work with companies in Accel’s digital media and advertising portfolio and evaluate new investments-potentially starting a new company or running one of Accel’s portfolio companies.
Her exit comes on the heels of Tim Armstrong’s departure from Google to serve as chief executive officer at AOL. Armstrong served as Google’s top sales executive in North America. Dennis Woodside has since replaced Armstrong, and it was previously rumored that the spot may go to Cassidy. Cassidy has since told the New York Times that the timing of her departure had nothing to do with that of Armstrong’s, that it was coincidental. In the article, Cassidy also mentioned that she had always planned to run her own company at some point, and had been very open with Google about those plans. Brought to you by Blue Interactive, your Fort Lauderdale SEO web design and interactive marketing solution.