Alan Eustace, Google’s SVP of Knowledge is apparently planning to exit the company, a new report from TechCrunch indicated today. The former HP staffer joined Google 12 years ago, and claimed a world record last year following a 135,908-foot jump that broke the record help by Felix Baumgartner.
Who will take over Eustace’s role isn’t known at this time, but TechCrunch says the exec is not likely to seek a position at another company. He has reportedly been looking for an exit for some time now, apparently sparked by a reorganization taking place within Google.
Eustace isn’t the first notable leader to leave the search and tech giant. He follows in the footsteps of Android co-founder Andy Rubin, Google X founder Sebastian Thrun, and two executives from the company’s home automation division.