Google Exec Leaves For LinkedIn

A Google exec credited with helping build the company’s monetization systems and mobile business has accepted a position with LinkedIn, according to recently published reports.

Dipchand “Deep” Nishar will become LinkedIn’s vice president of product strategy, the Wall Street Journal discovered. His role will reportedly focus on building new products and services — and, given the seemingly high amount of success he had doing that at Google, you have to wonder what sorts of things could be on the horizon now for LinkedIn. (The guy who had the gig before will shift to “broader strategy issues,” the WSJ notes.)

Nishar is among the elite Google employees honored with the company’s Google Founders Award, considered the highest award within the company. It recognizes “extraordinary entrepreneurial achievement” and comes with a nice stock grant instead of just a trophy.

Nishar had been with Google for five-and-a-half years.