- Google search and advertising are still the company’s most critical businesses.
- Insider has mapped out the most important people under SVP Prabhakar Raghavan.
- The org’s payments unit was recently shuffled following an employee exodus.
Google may dabble in smartphones and self-driving cars, but search remains its bread and butter.
More than 80% of Google sales come from advertising, and the company’s search engine provides most of that revenue still. Running that money-making machine is Prabhakar Raghavan, the SVP who also oversees maps, commerce, payments, and the
These days, it would be fair to call Raghavan the second most powerful leader at Google – a role he’s paid handsomely for. A recent SEC filing revealed a new compensation package worth more than $30 million in coming years.
Insider has identified the 141 most important people in Raghavan’s empire, based on internal data we obtained. These executives collectively oversee more than 22,000 full-time employees across Google’s most critical businesses.
Google recently reshuffled the team overseen by commerce president Bill Ready, which saw an exodus of talent in the payments team following the departure of payments lead Caesar Sengupta last year, Insider reported. Google also later killed plans for a banking service.
The company just tapped PayPal veteran Arnold Goldberg to fill Sengupta’s shoes, reporting to Ready. Two VPs previously reporting to Ready have been placed under Goldberg.
The org chart reflects changes made by Raghavan to streamline decision-making and shift more power to product and general managers over engineers. Last year, Raghavan appointed three new leads to oversee key parts of search in an effort to “increase clarity, accountability, and the speed of decision-making,” he told employees.
Former Snap VP Nick Bell, who joined Google last year to work on images, recently took a broader role overseeing Search products, Insider has learned.
Our chart also includes the teams that are building the next evolution of Google Search. VP Pandu Nayak oversees more than 1,000 employees, including teams working on search quality and the Multitask Unified Model (MUM), a new breakthrough that ties text, images and video together for enhanced search results.
Here are the 141 people running Google’s most critical businesses.