Andy Hinton told CNBC this week he left his longtime position as vice president and chief compliance officer at Google back in March as he looks toward a new role advising a startup that offers a whistleblower app that allows users to file anonymous workplace complaints.
Hinton’s departure four months ago flew relatively under the radar. NotMe Solutions, creator of the whistleblower app #NotMe, announced Wednesday the addition of Hinton to its advisory board.
#NotMe is “a free, neutral, and anonymous app that supports victims of racism, discrimination, bullying and misconduct of any kind. With its supportive platform focused on prevention and reporting, #NotMe allows people to safely report an issue they’ve experienced or witnessed right from their mobile device in as little as 3 minutes,” the company explained in a press release.
“In my lifetime, I would like to see systems in place that not only protect employees and employers but also prevent situations of workplace misconduct. I believe #NotMe will be the tool to make my dream into a reality,” Hinton said in the release.
Hinton told CNBC he left Google after nearly 14 years with the company to spend more time with his family. But the article notes his departure was part of a “slow rolling executive shakeup,” with parent company Alphabet seeing its CEO, president, and chief legal officer depart since December. Further, Google’s human resources head stepped down in February amid tensions exacerbated by a shareholder lawsuit launched last year alleging mishandled claims of sexual assault.
Hinton has worked as in-house counsel at both Google and GE and served as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York, where he focused on white collar crime. He is a graduate of Fordham School of Law and Harvard University, where he majored in economics.
Also joining NotMe as an advisor is Susan Lovegren, who led the People and Culture team at Medallia and previously served in human resource roles at AppDynamics, Juniper Networks, Plantronics, Hewlett Packard, and Agilent Technologies.