Top New York sales Googler leaves to go startup

David Hirsch, one of Google's earliest salespeople, is leaving the company after eight years to advise startups, Silicon Alley Insider reports. His track record is mixed: He helped launch Google's attempts to broker print ads, an effort which has met with little success. But having joined the company early enough that he was mostly vested at the time of its IPO, he's surely got a big enough bankroll to get startup founders interested. Our favorite tidbit? Hirsch previously worked at Snowball, now part of News Corp., bought that domain name from a gay porn site.