Facebook hires Google's Sheryl Sandberg as new COO


Facebook this morning announced that Sheryl Sandberg, currently VP of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google, will be joining the company as Chief Operating Officer.

In her new role, Sandberg will be responsible for helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its presence globally – managing sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy and communications. She will report directly to Zuckerberg.

Commenting on the hire, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Sheryl is a great manager who will help scale Facebook’s operations globally.

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