Another Google exec has decided to leave Google to join Facebook. This time it’s Elliot Schrage, VP of global communications and public affairs. He’ll become the VP of communications and public policy at Facebook. He was at Google for two years.
The funny part is how quickly he got on Facebook and started sharing the news. Like the COO hire, this is a strategic hire for Facebook as they try to follow in Google’s stock price footsteps. If enough early stage Google employees go to Facebook they just might be able to recreate that early Google startup feel.
Schrage will report to COO Sheryl Sandberg, another exec who recently left Google. Add Ben Ling (marketing) and Ethan Beard (biz dev) to the list of the departed, and it looks like people are craving that startup culture that used to be Google.