Google’s Neal Mohan Expected to Leave for Dropbox
The guy for whom Google dished out nearly $100 million in stock is expected to leave his current position as the VP of Display Advertising at Google for Dropbox.
Funnily enough, Dropbox does not do ads and it considered Mohan’s specialty. I wonder what he might be doing at his newly planned company.
Re/Code reports the news that Mohan worked under Susan Wojcicki who left the company to become a partner at YouTube. Although Mohan did not leave but worked rally close with her. Kara Swisher writes in her news, ‘So much that many people inside the company thought he had moved over’.
Mohan joined Google back in 2008 when ‘Double-Click’ an ad company was acquired by Google; he worked as the SVP Strategy and Product Management over there. People thought that he would soon move to YouTube as well. He is moving, reportedly. But not to the video streaming site but to cloud service Dropbox.
Leaving the search giant is becoming a new trend, Google’s Motorola unit leader Dennis Woodside left for Dropbox, Rachel Whetstone head of Comms and policy went to Uber and Sameer Samat left for Jawbone.
Mohan is joining the Dropbox team at a very interesting point, it is in a middle of a transaction trying to build an enterprise in the cut throat market. Nat Turner, CEO Invite Media said that he is behind all the great shows Google has been putting.
“I would argue startups invented each little pocket of that whole thing, but Neal is the puppetmaster. He’s the guy who got the resources and pulled everything together.”
Mohan made a lot of the strategic acquisitions at Google including Invite Media, Teracent and Admeld.