Brian Stevens, chief technology officer at Google Cloud, announced in a tweet that he has left the company after nearly five years. Google Cloud isn’t looking for a new CTO and has appointed Will Grannis, a four-year company veteran, to lead its Cloud CTO Office as managing director, according to a spokesperson.
Mr. Stevens, who joined Google Cloud in 2014, is the highest-ranking Google Cloud executive to leave since former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian became CEO of the unit in January. His departure comes amid Mr. Kurian’s efforts to boost Google Cloud’s sales to large companies and extend its business into new areas, which was highlighted by Google’s $2.6 billion acquisition of analytics company Looker earlier this month.
Despite being CTO of Google Cloud, Mr. Stevens hasn’t been closely involved in the unit’s day-to-day operations for quite some time, according to two former Google Cloud employees. Reached via email, Mr. Stevens told The Information that he is “just having fun spending time with some early-stage companies and enjoying summer in the Northeast.”