Google Names New Financial Chief

Google has named a former Bell Canada exec as its new senior VP and CFO.

Patrick Pichette — most recently president of operations at Bell Canada — will join Google on the first of August and officially start overseeing the company’s finances about two weeks later.

Pichette’s background is largely in telecommunications, having worked previously with McKinsey Company and Call-Net Enterprises. He’ll replace Google’s George Reyes, who announced his pending retirement last August. Interestingly, at the time, Google said it expected to have his successor on-board by the end of 2007.