Google VP Lucas Watson Lands New CMO Gig

IntuitThis week, Intuit named Lucas Watson as executive vice president, chief marketing and sales officer.

Watson, we’re told, will join Intuit on Aug. 22, leading the company’s global sales and marketing organization, reporting to Chairman and CEO Brad Smith.

“Lucas is a world-class sales and marketing leader with deep brand, digital, global and mobile expertise,” said Smith. “His successful track record of driving international expansion will help us accelerate our growth into new markets around the world.”

Most recently, Watson worked for Google where he served as vice president of global brand solutions and innovations.

Prior to Google, Watson worked for Procter & Gamble, holding a variety of sales, marketing, and digital business roles across the globe.

“I’m thrilled to join Intuit,” said Watson in a company release. “The company has built such meaningful brands and there is great potential for further growth around the world. I’m excited to apply some of the lessons I’ve learned leading global brands at Google and P&G to help expand Intuit’s global presence. I can’t wait to get to work with the amazing sales and marketing team that Caroline Donahue has built.”