Jonathan Rosenberg to Leave Google

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Google is losing another high profile executive. This time, it's Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Product Management. He's been with the company for around nine years.

According to his executive profile, he oversees the design, creation and improvement of all of Google's products, from consumer offerings to publisher and business services. In addition, he directs teams focusing on user experience, innovation, and marketing.

In particular, Rosenberg was instrumental in building the teams for Chrome and Android - arguably two of Google's most important products today.

Rosenberg will be co-authoring a book with former CEO Eric Schmidt, according to Mercury News. The book will be about "the values, rules and creation of Google's management culture," the report says, also providing the following statement from CEO Larry Page:

"We tried to hire Jonathan multiple times because he was the only person we could imagine doing the job. It's lucky we were so persistent because he's built an amazing team -- hiring great people, who've created amazing products that have benefited over a billion users around the world."

Jonathan Rosenberg of GooglePrior to Google, Rosenberg had worked at Apple and Excite.

A little over two years ago, Rosenberg wrote a lengthy post on the Official Google Blog, prophecising about the future of the web, in which he made four main predictions:

1. All the world's information will be accessible from the palm of every person

2. Everyone can publish, and everyone will

3. When data is abundant, intelligence will win

4. The vast majority of computing will occur in the cloud

He wrote about 4,500 words around the topics. Rosenberg has no doubt had a heavy hand in fueling these scenarios thus far.

Rosenberg had reportedly talked in the past about leaving around 2013, when is daughter would go to college, but newly-crowned CEO Larry Page asked execs to sign a five-year commitment to the company, which he evidently did not want to do.

One has to wonder if Facebook has approached him yet, considering the amount of talent the company has already swiped from Google.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.