InformationWeek reports Benjamin Fried, a managing director in Morgan Stanley's technology department, will become Google's new CIO.
"We're pleased that Ben will be joining us as our new CIO, and we look forward to him starting in May," a company spokesperson said in an e-mail.
In an e-mail, Fried said that he was still a Morgan Stanley employee and could not speak to the press on behalf of Google.
Fried replaces Douglas Merrill, who left Google earlier this month to run EMI's digital music business.
According to his Columbia University Web page, Fried worked on early Web software developed by NASA and CERN.
Fried joined Morgan Stanley's technology department in 1994. He says on his Web page that his application infrastructure group is responsible for software development, e-commerce, and knowledge worker productivity.