We’re hearing from those familiar with the situation that Kim Malone Scott, an ex Apple and Google employee, has left Dropbox after about four months on the job. Upon her hiring, she was described as a “top sales exec” poach for Dropbox. At Google, she was commonly referred to as the “High Priestess of the Long Tail,” a name she had given herself because she placed ads on pages that normally didn’t have them, mostly for small publishers.
During her tenure at Google, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg had called Scott’s credentials a “perfect Googler’s resume.”
According to her LinkedIn, Scott worked in “Operations and Online Sales” for Dropbox, with no other details or information about her role. With two years at Apple and six years at Google, it was clear that the hiring was an important one at the time.
Recently, Scott shared her professional story and journey on the site for Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” giving the advice:
Never be afraid to call bs, especially when it’s sexist bs.
We’ve also heard that this could have been partially a personal decision and one having to do with culture issues. We’ve reached out to Dropbox for comment and will update our story once we hear back.
UPDATE: A Dropbox representative has confirmed Scott’s departure.