Former Outlook and Cortana Boss Now Running Google’s G Suite

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google, Microsoft with 14 Comments

Microsoft’s former Outlook boss is now running Google’s G Suite business. Javier Soltero, who first joined Microsoft as part of the company’s acquisition of e-mail app Acompli back in 2014, was responsible for a series of major upgrades to Microsoft Outlook.

Soltero moved on to lead Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant in 2018 as the Corporate Vice President, but he later left Microsoft near the end of 2018.

Soltero has now joined Microsoft’s biggest competitor in the business, leading Google’s G Suite. “Some news on the professional front… I’ve joined Google to lead the G Suite team! The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such a profound impact on the lives of people around the world is a real and rare privilege. I’m excited to get to work,” Soltero announced.

Soltero, the new Vice President of G Suite at Google, will run both the consumer and business sides of G Suite, reporting directly to Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, according to Axios.

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