Senior Google Executive Claire Hughes Johnson has been hired by San Francisco based payments company Stripe to lead its business operations.
Johnson will be moving from tech giant Google to a much smaller – but fast-growing – startup that enables businesses to easily take payments over the internet. Stripe offers an API that allows developers to integrate the payments service on their website or apps without needing a merchant account.
Johnson joined Google in 2004, and has held several management positions over the last ten years. Most recently, she acted as Vice President of the Google X special projects division for its self-driving car initiative.
“When I joined Google, it was a 1,500-person company, which I thought was huge, since I don’t think of myself as a corporate person,” said Johnson. “It’s exciting to be able to be part of the block and tackle of building a company from a smaller base.”
“This company has a vision that is different and has huge potential,” she added.
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