Indian ecommerce company Flipkart just poached 8.5-year Google veteran Surojit Chatterjee to be its SVP of consumer experience and growth, and a new pair of sneakers had a little something to do with it.
Chatterjee started at Google as the head of payments products for Asia Pacific back in 2007, and bounced around to several different mobile-centric roles for the next 8 years, including, most recently, directing product management for mobile search ads.
One of his most impactful projects spearheaded mobile conversions: finding ways to show marketers how their phone ads translated into actual store visits.
Chatterjee says that he views Google as a "transformational" company, one that changed not just an entire industry but countless lives, too. He wouldn't want work somewhere where he didn't see that opportunity.
That's where the shoes come in.