Rick Osterloh
Alma materStanford University
OccupationSenior Vice President of Devices & Services at Google

Rick Osterloh is an American executive and the Senior Vice President of Devices & Services at Google. He manages the business units responsible for developing Pixel, Google Nest, and Fitbit devices.[1][2] Osterloh's professional journey includes roles such as the President of Motorola Mobility and Vice President of Product and Design at Skype.[3] Furthermore, he serves on the Board of Directors of First Republic Bank.[4]

Education

Rick Osterloh earned bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering and completed an MBA at Stanford University.[5]

Career

His career commenced at Amazon.com as a product manager, following which he contributed to product development and strategy at Good Technology, a mobile security company.[6] Osterloh later transitioned to Skype and led the software and hardware product development.[5] In 2012, he joined Motorola Mobility and held various positions, culminating in his role as President, overseeing the design, engineering, and marketing of smartphones, tablets, and wearables.[7] His return to Google in 2016 marked the establishment of a new hardware division unifying various projects, including Chromebook, Chromecast, Google Home, and Google Pixel.[8] He supervised the acquisition of HTC's smartphone design team in 2017,[9] and the acquisition of Fitbit in 2020.[10]

Osterloh played a significant role in the development and launch of various Google products, including the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixelbook, Pixel Slate, Pixelbook Go, Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, Nest Audio, Nest Wifi, Nest Thermostat, Nest Hello, Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest Secure, Stadia, and Pixel Buds.[11]

References

  1. ^ "One Man's Quest to Make Google's Gadgets Great". WIRED. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Rick Osterloh". Google Blog. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  3. ^ "Google is building a new hardware division under former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh". Vox. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  4. ^ "First Republic Appoints Rick Osterloh to Board of Directors". First Republic Bank. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  5. ^ a b "Google I/O". Google I/O 2023. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Three years in, Google's hardware honcho is just getting started". Fast Company. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  7. ^ Welch, Chris (9 April 2014). "Here's the man who's leading Motorola starting today". The Verge. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Pixel 'phone by Google' announced". The Verge. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  9. ^ "Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal". The Verge. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  10. ^ Landi, Heather (14 January 2021). "Google closes $2.1B acquisition of Fitbit as Justice Department probe continues". Fierce Healthcare. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  11. ^ "Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware on The Vergecast". The Verge. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 2023-11-03.