Google Hires Microsoft Product Veteran Sanaz Ahari

Sanaz Ahari, who at 23 was the youngest lead product manager in Microsoft history, has left Microsoft after seven and a half years. Her last job was the Principal Group Program Manager for Bing, and she was part of Brian MacDonald’s core leadership team. She’s 29 now.

She gone now, she confirms, and has taken a job at Google. She’s part of Neal Mohan’s (last seen collecting some $100 million to stay at Google) team and will lead display advertising products in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Ahari was one of the handful of senior people responsible for search quality and relevance and was also part of the senior product team during the Bing development and launch period.