New Google Cloud Hires From SAP, Blue Yonder, US Bank


Donna Goodison

Google Cloud tapped four new executives from SAP, Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software) and U.S. Bank for senior industry roles as the No. 3 cloud computing provider continues its press on enterprise customers with industry vertical solutions.

The hirings include SAP veteran Hans Thalbauer, who joined the Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Cloud as managing director of its reorganized global supply chain, logistics and transportation solutions efforts, and former Blue Yonder executive Paula Natoli as director of supply chain, logistics and transportation solutions for North America and Latin America.

Transportation and logistics responsibilities previously fell under the jurisdiction of Google Cloud’s manufacturing industry team, but, given the importance of the supply chain sector amid the coronavirus pandemic, Google Cloud decided to expand the scope of the team and bring in more industry experts.

Thalbauer’s team will support Google Cloud’s vertical solution focus on six target industries...

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