|David Fischer, who was handling online operations in Google’s AdWords, AdSense, and Book Scanning programs (among others), is on his way to new role. As per Silicon Alley Insider's report from an internal Google memo, David will take a sabbatical leave starting later this month and finally return to Google in a new role involving Google’s Geo, Local, and Check-Out products.|
As VP of Global Online Sales and Operations, Fischer’s contributions to Google’s growth are unbelievable.
The company bio explains his work at Google in these words:
David Fischer is responsible for Google’s online sales channel, which represents the majority of the company’s customers worldwide. David has provided leadership for the online sales and operations program since its inception in early 2002 and has helped build Google’s online advertising network into the largest in the world. He also runs the online sales channel of the AdSense publisher program, which enables website owners worldwide to earn revenue through partnerships with Google.
David manages operations for Google’s consumer products worldwide and runs Google’s Book Search scanning operations, working with libraries and publishers around the world to digitally scan books from their collections. In addition, he leads the Google Grants program, which has donated more than $300 million advertising dollars to thousands of nonprofits around the world. David has opened many offices for Google, including its sales centers in Hyderabad and Gurgaon, India as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts.
Earlier this year, Tim Armstrong, a long serving executive left Google to become AOL’s CEO.
According to reports, by the time Google finds a permanent replacement for David, Nikesh Arora will take over temporarily Google's self-service ad sales operation within the company. Nikesh, officially "President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development" is fairly new to his role.