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Google Hires 5 Key Execs From AWS, Microsoft: Here’s Who

Mark Haranas

Google recently hired a former Microsoft President and AWS’ machine learning general manager. Here’s five big executives Google nabbed with top notch experience at Amazon and Microsoft.

Chris Vonderhaar

Google Title: Vice President of Demand and Supply Management

Previous Title: Vice President, AWS Data Center

After 13 years of leading AWS’ data center and infrastructure strategy, Chris Vonderhaar left to join Google Cloud this year.

Vonderhaar was responsible for the design, planning, construction and operations of AWS’ massive data center fleet on a worldwide basis before he abruptly left AWS. He was vice president of AWS Data Center Community. In addition to leading AWS’ data center global strategy, Vonderhaar was responsible for business development and procurement of utility connections, the AWS renewable energy portfolio, and AWS sustainability teams and business.

He is now vice president of demand and supply management at Google Cloud.


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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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