Newly departed Red Hat executive Brian Stevens has turned up at Google.
Although no announcement has been made, Stevens, who was Raleigh-based Red Hat’s chief technology officer for nearly nine years, is now listing on his LinkedIn profile that he is Google’s vice president of cloud platforms.
Technology site ZDNet reported that the hiring of Stevens “serves notice to the world that Google wants to be (the) number one cloud provider.”
Shortly after Red Hat announced last month that Stevens was departing as of Sept. 5, the company clarified that he was leaving for a new job elsewhere. But the company supplied no details.
Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s president of products and technologies, is acting as interim CTO.