UK sales head Dennis Woodside will succeed Tim Armstrong as The Americas’ sales lead for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) following the ad vet’s appointment as chairman and CEO of AOL (NYSE: TWX). Armstrong was a principal architect of the search company’s sales operation; most recently he was president, The Americas Operations, & SVP. Woodside will be VP-Americas Operations, reporting to Omid Kordestani, SVP-Global Sales & Business Development. The transition will take place over the next few weeks; Armstrong, in fact, is still listed on the Google corporate site. Woodside has been at Google for more than five years, most recently as VP for the UK, Ireland and Benelux.
Kordestani told the staff: “While we are all sorry to see Tim move on, change always brings new opportunities. We believe it’s now time not just to roll-out globally the best practices from the different regional sales teams — the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific — but also to tailor our business strategies more closely to the different situations we face in different countries (more mature versus less mature markets).” More at sister site paidContent.org.