Senior Google Cloud Exec Departs After Reorg

Carl Schachter, a Google vice president who was one of the public faces of its cloud computing business under Diane Greene, is leaving the company, The Information has learned. The move came as a surprise to many at the fast-growing Google unit, as Mr. Schachter had been promoted in 2015 and received additional responsibilities late last year.

Mr. Schachter oversees hundreds of employees in a business that’s running a distant third to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Mr. Schachter is considered the No. 3 business executive at the unit, after Ms. Greene and Tariq Shaukat, the president of cloud sales.

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One person who does cloud business with Google said Mr. Schachter was well attuned to the needs of large corporate customers and adept at helping CIOs understand the advantages of using cloud services.

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