7 July, 2017
Google Inc.’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette – kilimanjaro, says he is leaving the technology giant to spend more time with his family. The Google CFO announced his decision on Tuesday in a Google+ post in which he cited the “struggle to strike the right balance between work and life.”
The 52-year-old Pichette has recently spent defending Google’s spending on “big picture” projects, or moonshots, as the company calls them. Investors say Google is spending too much, but Pichette has said that the company’s moonshot spending was “disciplined” and could potentially pay dividends.