Facebook Lures Google Dealmaker

Facebook has hired away Google’s director of corporate development, Amin Zoufonoun, making him its director of corporate development, where his responsibilities will likely include hiring other business development specialists and pursuing acquisitions and partnerships.

The poaching also signals intensifying competition for talent between the two companies, and comes in the wake of Facebook’s February hiring of Google’s chief of sales in Latin America. Last year, Facebook also hired a real estate executive and a key software engineer from Google’s embrace.

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