After six years at the smart home company Nest, Tony Fadell will be stepping down as CEO. He announced his decision via a Nest blog post, which details that Fadell will be transitioning to an advisory role at Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Google bought Nest back in 2014.
The new Nest CEO will be Marwan Fawaz, who previously worked at Motorola Mobility as executive vice president. The blog post sites Fawaz’s engineering and connected home background as well as his “experience with global service providers” as credentials for his leadership role at Nest. It also stated that Nest has a two-year product roadmap already in place for Fawaz to take over as he begins.
Fadell’s transition has been in the works since “late last year,” and his new role at Alphabet will give him the flexibility to dabble in other fields. Here’s Fadell’s statement: