Google today announced that Ruth Porat would be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, moving across from Morgan Stanley. Porat has been at the Wall Street firm since 1987.
Porat played a major role in advising the US Treasury throughout the recent financial crisis. She has helped lead tech banking through the Internet boom, taking part in a variety of milestone technology financing rounds for parties including Amazon, eBay and Netscape.
Having such a strong background in financing the tech industry, heading to Silicon Valley will be a welcomed move for the Wall Street veteran. Google states Porat will take to her new role on May 26 and will report to CEO Larry Page.