Google Cloud's Americas Sales Leader Departs Company

Google Cloud is unifying its entire GTM organization under a new leader.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

January 13, 2023

2 Min Read
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The top Google Cloud Americas sales leader has stepped down and left the company.


Kristen Kliphouse

Kristen Kliphouse has been serving as Google Cloud’s Americas president since March of last year, and before that she was Google Cloud’s North America president. She joined Google Cloud in June 2019.

During her tenure as Google Cloud Americas sales leader, Kliphouse built a multibillion-dollar cloud business across the Americas.

Adaire Fox-Martin has been named president of Google Cloud go to market (GTM). Google Cloud is unifying its entire GTM organization under Fox-Martin. This is a newly created position.


Google Cloud’s Adaire Fox-Martin

Fox-Martin has been serving as president of Google Cloud International and head of Google Ireland. Before that, she was EMEA cloud president. She joined Google Cloud in July 2021.

Greater Value, Improved Experiences for Customers, Partners

Google Cloud sent us the following statement:

“Adaire is a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of experience in sales, services, support and customer engagement. Google Cloud is one of the fastest-growing businesses within Alphabet. And bringing our global teams together will enable us to drive new levels of productivity and consistency across the organization, and deliver even greater value and improved experiences for our customers and partners.”

Here’s our list of channel people on the move in December.

Before joining Google Cloud, Fox-Martin was with SAP for more than 13 years, and with Oracle for more than 18 years.

Other personnel shifts are taking place as part of the GTM organization unification.

Global spending on IT and business services declined in the fourth quarter, with particular weakness in cloud-based infrastructure services. That’s according to the latest state-of-the industry report from Information Services Group (ISG).

ISG sees several potential positive developments for the market heading into 2023, including interest rate hikes coming to an end, inflation lessening, China reopening, supply chains beginning to normalize, and the U.S. dollar coming off recent highs.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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