Google Cloud President, Global Sales Head Rob Enslin Departing to Lead UiPath

Channel chief Kevin Ichhpurani now will report directly to Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.

Jeffrey Schwartz

April 27, 2022

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Google Cloud president Rob Enslin is leaving the company and will become co-CEO of robotic process automation (RPA) provider UiPath. Also departing Google Cloud is VP of customer experience John Jester, who oversees enterprise support, training, cloud certifications and engagement. Both executives are slated to leave at the end of this week.


UiPath’s Rob Enslin

Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud’s CEO, announced the two executive departures on Wednesday in a message to employees. According to a copy of the message shared by a Google Cloud spokesman, Kurian doesn’t plan to replace either executive. Google Cloud’s newly appointed channel chief, Kevin Ichhpurani, who reported to Enslin, will report directly to Kurian.

Several Google Cloud leaders will also take on expanded roles. Among them, Kristen Kliphouse will lead a new Americas region consisting of the United States, Canada and Latin America, and Adaire Fox-Martin will oversee Google Cloud’s new international region (EMEA, Japan and APAC).

Kurian indicated that both executives decided to take on new opportunities.

“Over the last three years, Rob and John have led our go-to-market organization and helped us build a solid foundation for the future,” according to Kurian’s message.

Google Cloud announced both departures just a day after parent Alphabet reported weak first quarter earnings and revenues. Despite slightly beating revenue estimates of $5.8 billion, Google Cloud’s $931 million loss surpassed the expected $893.2 million shortfall. Nevertheless, Google Cloud revenues increased 44% quarter-over-quarter.

Enslin’s New Role at UiPath

Enslin joined Google Cloud three years ago after 27 years with SAP. At the time of his departure from SAP, CTO and president of the company’s Cloud Platform business unit. In his new role at UiPath, Enslin will share the chief executive role with founder and current CEO Daniel Dines. UiPath announced on Wednesday that it has tapped Enslin to join Dines starting May 16.

“Rob has spent the last three years as the president of Google Cloud, overseeing phenomenal growth as it has become a much larger player in the enterprise cloud space,” according to a letter to UiPath employees from Dines. “I trust that Rob will be an incredible partner and leader as we continue to build a company that reimagines how business is done.”

UiPath is a provider of RPA software, designed to enable companies to use digital processes to automate operations. The company last month reported revenues of $892 million for its full fiscal year 2022, which ended Jan. 31. UiPath is forecasting that annual revenues this year will surpass $1 billion. Seeing a strong opportunity for partners, Ingram Micro is among those that have aligned themselves with UiPath.

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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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