“Shiva has done so much to help grow YouTube into what it is today. We wish him all the best, and know that the team he has put in place will continue to serve all our creators and viewers exceptionally well,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to Re/code.
Rajaraman’s departure is also notable as it follows a string of similar staff shuffles at the video streaming company.
Toward the start of this year Google ad head Susan Wojcicki replaced former YouTube head Salar Kamangar taking his role, Venkat Panchapakesan took over for Shishir Mehrotra as head of engineering, and Google’s Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora also departed.
YouTube’s parent company Google announced on July 1st that it had acquired the music service Songza mentioning plans to “bring their great work to the music experience on YouTube”.