Square Gets Google Talent to Lead Global Expansion

Mobile payments giant Square announced Thursday that the company has hired Francoise Brougher as Square’s new Business Lead.

Brougher will oversee the company’s growth operations including revenue products, international expansion, customer support, and partnerships.

Prior to joining Square, she oversaw Google’s huge small business advertising unit, serving as Vice President of SMB Global Sales and Operations.

Having become an experienced industry veteran by leading global teams in charge of acquiring, growing, and retaining small advertisers at Google, Brougher is a huge talent acquisition for Square, which continues to grow exponentially with each passing quarter.

“Simple technologies have an outsized impact when they are made available to everyone,” Brougher said in a statement released to the press Thursday morning. “I love helping small businesses around the world find the tools they need to grow and be successful, so I’m thrilled to join Square which has made this its mission. I am very grateful to my colleagues and friends at Google for what we’ve achieved together.”

“Francoise is a perfect fit for Square,” said Jack Dorsey, co­founder and CEO of Square. “Her accomplishments in growing and managing large, global teams, and her focus on building simple, scalable solutions that empower millions of people, will have a huge impact on our company and our customers.”