Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette plans to retire from the company, an SEC filing reveals.

This announcement follows a rather rough earnings period for Pichette and Google, in which both were forced to explain away slowing ad revenue growthcurrency issues, and Google Glass.

According to the statement below, Pichette will stay on to search for a replacement, which Google estimates “will occur within the next six months.” During his six years at Google, Pichette apparently left quite the impression on fellow Googlers.

Here’s the full statement:

On March 4, 2015, Google Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Patrick Pichette, informed the company of his intent to retire. The effective date of his retirement has not yet been determined. Patrick indicated that he intends to assist in the search for a new CFO and ensure an orderly transition, which the company expects will occur within the next six months.


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