Back to All Staff Ruth Porat Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google Ruth Porat joined Google as senior vice president and chief financial officer in May 2015 and has also held the same title at Alphabet since it was created in October 2015. She is responsible for finance, business operations, people operations and real estate and workplace services. Prior to joining Google, Porat was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley and held roles there that included vice chairman of investment banking, co-head of technology investment banking and global head of the financial institutions group. Porat is a member of the board of directors of The Blackstone Group Inc.; the Stanford Management Company, Stanford University’s endowment; and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a member of the economic strategy group at the Aspen Institute and the advisory council of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. She previously served 10 years on Stanford University’s board of trustees. Porat holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School.