Take Shashi Seth for example. When he left Google’s YouTube, he stated “Google got a little big for me.” Well, apparently the one year at Cooliris was enough to either a) throw us off the scent, or b) help Seth realize that he does actually like big companies after all. He just landed at AOL as the new SVP of global ad products.
Among his duties will be development of a self-serve ad buying system for AOL inventory…He’ll also have global oversight of Advertising.com and the company’s other display ad products.
Which leads us to believe that he’s either like most of us–in it for the money–or his stint at Cooliris helped him realize that the grass may be greener on the other side, but when it’s a small start-up, you have to mow the lawn and pull weeds yourself!
In other “executive musical chairs” news, MySpace CTO and co-founder Aber Whitcomb is leaving the social network and being replaced by MySpace Music’s current CTO Alex Maghen. TechCrunch is not surprised by the move:
The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise — we speculated that Whitcomb would be leaving as part of the core executive shakeup that swept through MySpace last April (if anything it’s surprising that Whitcomb stayed on this long).
Hey Whitcomb, Cooliris just had a position become available!