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Verily, the Alphabet life sciences subsidiary, appointed Stephen Gillett as its new chief operating officer earlier this week, as the company appears to be dismantling a top-heavy leadership structure that was a struggle for many employees.

Gillett was the cofounder and CEO of Alphabet’s failed cybersecurity company Chronicle, which was absorbed back into Google last year. In May, he jumped over to Verily to build a cybersecurity center and now, as its new COO, will play a large role in commercializing the company’s products.

He also replaces Ashraf Hanna, who joined Verily in 2018.

“Moving forward, Stephen will lead our overall business operations, including development of a modern commercial capability and an end-to-end orchestration between products, services and go-to-market activity for Verily,” said CEO Andy Conrad in a blog post announcing the news. 

Gillett also will help to improve Verily’s leadership culture.

In an all-hands meeting on Wednesday, CEO Andy Conrad told employees that he wants to build out a stronger leadership team that will take on more of the broader business decisions, according to sources who were present and asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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