The co-founder of YouTube says he has been in an advisory role for two years.
After his $334 million windfall for the sale of YouTube to Google (GOOG) in 2006, co-founder Chad Hurly became the CEO of the new Google video sharing unit. However, he revealed today that he hasn’t been running the day-to-day operations for at least two years.
In a statement released by Google tonight which would seemingly attempt to put people’s mind at ease on the transition, Hurley says:
But has Kamangar really been running YouTube behind the scenes for two years?
Salar Kamangar’s Google profile is shown below, strangely with little reference to the YouTube leadership role with which he is now tasked with running. He’s also one of Google’s youngest vice presidents at 33 and its 13th employee, having joined in 1999 after graduating from Stanford.
Perhaps Google hasn’t updated it in the past two years.