Patrick Pichette

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Patrick Pichette
Born Montreal, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Université du Québec à Montréal, Pembroke College, Oxford
Occupation Investor
Years active Businessperson
Employer iNovia
Board member of Bombardier, Trudeau Foundation
Awards National Order of Québec
Website Inovia.vc

Patrick Pichette is a Canadian businessperson. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015.[1] He is now a general partner at the venture capital fund iNovia Capital.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Montreal.[3] Pichette holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (1987) and an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pembroke College, Oxford.[1] He received a Rhodes scholarship.

Career[edit]

Before joining Google, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bell Canada from 2001 until 2008.

He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015.[1]

In April 2011, it was announced that Pichette would also be taking over human resources responsibilities within Google from vice president Laszlo Bock,[4] and business operations from Shona Brown.[5]

In March 2015, he announced he would retire to travel the world.[6][7] He said he retired to "enjoy a perfectly fine midlife crisis full of bliss and beauty.”[2] He was succeeded as CFO by Ruth Porat.

In April 2018, he announced he will be joining a venture capital firm in Montreal.[3][8][9] He is now a general partner at iNovia Capital. He will split his time between the firm's offices in Montreal, Toronto, and London.[2]

Boards[edit]

He is a board member of Twitter, the Trudeau Foundation, and is also on the advisory board of startups including Lightspeed POS, Boosted Boards, Zoona, OkHi, and Arctoris.

Recognition[edit]

In June 2015, he received the National Order of Québec.

Personal life[edit]

Pichette now lives in London, and is married to Tamar Pichette.[3] He is involved in a conservation and research project with Nature Conservancy Canada in protecting Kenauk - a 65,000 acre territory between Montreal and Ottawa. http://kenauk.com and http://institutkenauk.org.

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