Pellegrino takes temporary reins at Google


As Google searches for a new managing director, following the departure of Nick Leeder two weeks ago, Jason Pellegrino, the company’s sales director, has taken over responsibility for the coordinating the company’s leadership.

While industry sources have described Google Australia’s sales director and head of mobile ads as interim managing director, Google said Pellegrino is simply coordinating the company’s leadership team with Leeder’s responsibilities spread across a number of senior executives.

Pellegrino is widely respected in the industry and has been with the company for over five years, serving first as head of strategy before moving to sales.

Sources have told Mumbrella that Pellegrino is also strong contender for the permanent role which is currently being advertised by the company.

In a recent interview with The Australian Google’s Asia-Pacific head Karim Temsamani said a replacement for Nick Leeder would be made “very soon”.

Google declined to comment on the speculation saying only the recruitment process was ongoing.

Nic Christensen 


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