David Rosenblatt, Google's president of global display advertising, plans to leave the company, he's told friends and colleagues in an e-mail obtained by The New York Times. Mr. Rosenblatt came to Google in 2008 when the company acquired DoubleClick, where he was CEO.
Google executives Enrique De Castro and Neil Mohan will probably gain new responsibilities in Mr. Rosenblatt's wake.
Mr. Rosenblatt's e-mail doesn't say where he's going next, but it's probably not a coincidence that he's leaving a year after Google closed the DoubleClick deal. He was a CEO then and probably wants to be a CEO again. Now that his stock is vested he's free to find a new gig.
Mr. Rosenblatt follows Google's outside-ad-sales boss Tim Armstrong and a series of other talented executives out the door.
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Nicholas Carlson writes for Business Insider.