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Google hires Caesars casino exec as its new president of enterprise sales


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In its ongoing push to bolster its enterprise business, Google has nabbed Tariq Shaukat, the chief commercial officer for casino kingpin Caesars Entertainment Corp.

He will be president of enterprise sales at Google, a rep confirmed.

Earlier this month, Amit Singh, the head of Google's enterprise app business, jumped over to run business operations for the company's virtual reality effort. Shaukat's role will be an expanded one, overseeing sales for enterprise apps, cloud services and devices, according to a source familiar with the company.

Shaukat spent four years at Caesars. Before that, he was a partner at McKinsey for seven years.

As a reminder, Google is pouring a wealth of resources into its business selling to other businesses, as it tries to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft.

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