Former Googlers on Google Plus

When doing my research of Googlers using Google Plus, I came across quite a few people that were no longer with Google, so I moved them to the new list. You will see they all moved on to something very exciting and interesting!

It might be a good idea to keep in touch with these people to learn something from them (if not get some insight into Google).

Marissa Mayer

Now: CEO and President of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer

Joining Google in 1999 as an engineer, Marissa Mayer worked her way through nearly every department with various titles to match. She was eventually made an executive, a position where she remained until 2012 when she left to become the CEO and President of Yahoo.

Natalie Villalobos

Now: Women Techmakers Program Manager

Natalie Villalobos

A former Community Manager for Google+, Natalie Villalobos had been on a number of projects from the company in her time there. This included being a member of the Google Earth Outrach Team, and founding the 300 Arcres Project, which led to the protection of 300 acres of rainforest in Ecuador.

Brian Rose

Now: Community Manager at Niantic Labs

Brian Rose

Starting in Korea at DDB Korea, Brian Rose was originally an Account Executive at the company. But in 2006 he moved to Google as a Community Manager, where he remained for six years. In 2012, he accepted a position in the same capacity at Niantic Labs.

Toby Stein

Now: Economic Development Intern

Toby Stein

Harvard educated Toby Stein was formerly the Community Manager for Google+. He has since moved on to become an Economic Development Intern working in New York City.

Caroline McCarthy

Now: Freelance Branded Content Consultant

Caroline McCarthy

Writer Caroline McCarthy started at CBS Interactive in 2006, where she remained until 2011. At that time, she was hired on as an Editor by Google. In 2013, she left the company to go freelance and become a Branded Content Consultant. She currently works in that capacity.

Joe Rideout

Now: Start-up Entrepreneur and Founder of Relay

Joe Rideout

As a software engineer in 2006, Joe Rideout left his mark at Google and was promoted to Product Manager in 2010. However, in 2012 he left the company to pursue his own startup, Relay. He is now running that startup full time.

David Byttow

Now: Director of Engineering at Square

David Byttow

Getting his start at The Collective in 2002, he joined Google in 2008. But David Byttow didn’t just work there during that time. While worked for Google until 2012 as a software engineer, he was also the Lead Programmer at Namco Bandai Games between 2007 – 2008. He is now Director of Engineering at Square.

Andy Hertzfeld

Now: ?

Andy Hertzfeld

Describing himself as a software wizard, Andy Hertzfeld has definitely proven his chops. He didn’t just start out at a company, but instead co-founded his own. Several, as a matter of fact. Starting with Radius in 1986, then General Magic in 1990, then Eazel in 1999. Just before that, he was working at Apple Computer, from 1979 – 1984, a part of the first stirrings of the company. In 2005 he joined Google as a software engineer, and left this year.

Jean-Christophe Lilot

Now: Product Consultant at Marin Software

Jean-Christophe Lilot

Also known as Jean-Christophe Bernard, he is currently a Product Consultant at Marin Software. However, he worked at Google as Monetization and AdExchange Consultant until 2012, and was also the Senior Account Manager prior to that, from 2008 – 2011. He has also worked for eSearchVision as a Senior Account Manager.

Chris Chabot

Now: Manager, International Developer Relations at Twitter

Chris Chabot

Founder of Snapsation, Chris Chabot also worked for Twitter. But from 2007 – 2013 he was a member of the Google team, first as a Developer Advocate on OpenSocial, then as Team Lead on Google+ Developmer Relations. He also worked for a number of unnamed European companies from 1994 to 2007 as a software engineer.

Charles Warren

Now: Senior Vice President of Product Development at Salesforce.com

Charles Warren

A UX Designer at Google from 2006 – 2012, Charles Warren has since gone on to become Senior Vice President of Product Development at Salesforce.com.

Dave Girouard

Now: CEO of Upstart

Dave Girouard

Now the founder and CEO of investment firm Upstart, and Director at GoodData, Dave Girouard worked for several years as President of Enterprise at Google. He has also worked for Apple, Virage, Booz Allan & Hamilton, and Accenture.

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