Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette is calling it quits to go backpacking around the world almost seven years after joining the tech giant—and he says it’s because there’s never a good time to quit the rat race.
In a Google Plus post Tuesday evening, Pichette, 52, described his decision as one born out of the realization that he couldn’t come up with a good reason to delay spending more time traveling with his wife, who is named Tamar.
He said he’ll stay at Google to help the transition toward a new CFO. “I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore,” wrote Pichette. “And for that I am truly grateful.”
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