30 Notable IT Executive Moves: June 2021
Wade Tyler Millward
June’s big CEO shakeups include new CEOs at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Cybrary and Exabeam, plus executive changes at Google, Intel and Microsoft.
Google hired Gartner’s former vice president of sales and business development in June to drive worldwide growth in Google Workspace, previously known as G-Suite, as the cloud software giant goes toe-to-toe with Microsoft Teams.
Michael Karner’s title is Head of Google Workspace Evangelism for Google Cloud. He spent eight years in executive roles at IT research firm Gartner, including most recently as vice president of sales and business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Along with Karner, Google also hired Christopher Phillips in June as vice president and general manager of Geo at Google, according to his LinkedIn. Phillips will lead the team responsible for Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps Platform.
He previously worked for about six years as chief product officer and head of technology at Pandora until the 2019 acquisition by SiriusXM. He worked less than a year as an executive vice president at SiriusXM.