Google has been and yet continues to be favorite recruiting ground for Marissa Mayer after her confirmation that Zagat’s Managing Director has been hired by Yahoo to lead Flickr.
Before getting hired, Bernardo Hernandez Gonzalez had previously worked with Yahoo chief executive when she was leading at Google. It was revealed by Hernandez himself on Twitter when he posted about getting hired at Yahoo to which Mayer confirmed by re-tweeting the same.
Another tweet from Hernandez also revealed that coming Wednesday would be his first day at Yahoo after joining Google in 2005.He would be having a greater responsibility to transform the web company’s photo sharing strategy which is challenge complicated by Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr in May.
It was reported at that time by Mayer that she intentionally integrated Tumblr which boasted more than 300 million monthly unique visitors, with Yahoo’s home page. Previously being named as the Yahoo’s Chief executive a year ago, Mayer being the no.20 employee at Google is on a hiring spree at her former stomping grounds in Mountain View.
It was announced by Mayer in last October that Henrique de Castro who is a top sales executive at google had been hired as the COO whereas she hired Google product marketing manager Andrew Schulte as the Chief of Staff. Reportedly even Anne Espiritu was hired by Mayer who ran consumer technology PR for Google.