Google exec joins LinkedIn

Google exec joins LinkedIn

Summary: Dipchand "Deep" Nishar, a top Google executive, is leaving the search giant to become vice president of product strategy at LinkedIn. Nishar will start Jan.

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Dipchand "Deep" Nishar, a top Google executive, is leaving the search giant to become vice president of product strategy at LinkedIn. Nishar will start Jan. 5, said a LinkedIn spokeswoman.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nishar will help LinkedIn deep.pngdevelop new products and services as the professional social network. LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman will reportedly focus on strategy.

Nishar (bio) developed the product strategy for Google's mobile products worldwide. Prior to Google, Deep worked at Siebel Systems as part of the founding team of the Universal Application Network (UAN) business unit. He'll update his LinkedIn profile when he officially starts.

In October, LinkedIn bolstered its war chest with a $22.7 million round of funding from the likes of Goldman Sachs, McGraw-Hill, SAP and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company is obviously open to spending some of that dough on management talent.

Topics: Enterprise Software, CXO, Google, Software

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  • Now, what is it DonnieBoy says about the best and brightest?

    Oh, that's right, that they DO NOT want to work for Microsoft.

    Well, it certainly looks as though they DO NOT want to work for Google, either, at the rate they are leaving the company.

    (or would "rats diserting a sinking ship" be more appropriate?)
    GuidingLight
  • RE: Google exec joins LinkedIn

    Nishar's appearance in Linkedin would boost Linkedin site. There is always a chance of betterment in everything....
    Nishar welcome to Linkedin........

    Farhan Najam
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/farhannajam
    farhandude@...