rong>Google said after U.S. markets closed Tuesday that George Reyes has announced plans to retire as chief financial officer by the end of the year and that the company will begin a search for a replacement.
Reyes, 53, has served as CFO of Google, the world's leading provider of Web search and online services, since 2002. He helped spearhead the company's initial public offering in August 2004.
A veteran of Silicon Valley high-tech companies, Reyes previously served as interim CFO of optical networking equipment company ONI Systems before it was sold to Ciena in 2002.
For 13 years, he held various financial executive positions at computer maker Sun Microsystems.
Reyes serves on the board of directors of two Silicon Valley-based software makers: Symantec and BEA Systems.
Shares of Google, which closed Tuesday at $506.40, edged lower by less than 1% in extended trading.