Nest CEO steps down, will remain at Google as ‘executive advisor’

After a brief tenure, Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz has stepped down. Fawaz assumed the role in 2016 immediately following the departure of Nest founder Tony Fadell. Fawaz will remain at Google as an “executive advisor” for the company’s hardware ventures, hardware chief Rick Osterloh said in a statement.

There was reportedly friction between Fawaz and Nest employees from the beginning. Fawaz, a former Motorola executive, was selected for the role by Alphabet, and seen as very different from his predecessor.

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