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Google's New CFO Patrick Pichette Definitely Not Hired For Prior Telcom Knowledge

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Yesterday, Google (GOOG) announced that it had hired a new CFO, 10 months after George Reyes announced his plans to retire. As a result, most of the coverage, including this post from the LA Times' technology blog, focused on how long it took Google to find Bell Canada executive Patrick Pichette. We'll ignore for the time being that Canadian accounting rules are somewhat different from GAAP. Still, there have to be quite a few American CFOs who are a bit jealous of Pichette this morning.

But far more interesting was Pichette's offer letter which provided some interesting details about life inside the Googleplex and based on a quick search, appears to be the first time Google has included one of these letters in their SEC filings.

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