SAN FRANCISCO —Gabriel Stricker has joined genetics testing company Color as its chief communications officer, the tech industry vet’s second move since leaving Google in January.

“I worked alongside Othman (Laraki, Color’s CEO and co-founder) and Elad (Gil, also a co-founder) at Twitter, and I first talked with them about Color back in 2015. I have been obsessed ever since,” Stricker said in an interview on Color’s website.

“As the son of a public health professional, Color’s mission of helping everyone lead the healthiest life that science and medicine can offer resonates with me on a deeply personal level. We are in an extraordinary time in the evolution of healthcare, and Color is uniquely positioned to help the most people — including the most vulnerable — at this unprecedented time,” he said.

Before joining Color, Stricker was CCO at Laurene Powell Jobs' organization Emerson Collective, which he joined in January after his second stint at Google.

Stricker returned to Google in 2019 as head of search ecosystem, where his work included helping people find useful information related to the 2020 US elections and Covid-19. Stricker's first stint at Google was from 2006-2012, during which he served as director of communications.

In 2018, Stricker joined Niantic, the AR gaming company behind Pokémon Go, as its VP of communications, reporting to its CEO and founder John Hanke, with whom Stricker worked at Google before Niantic was spun off into its own company.  In 2012, he joined Twitter as its chief communications officer before rejoining Google in 2015 as VP of public policy and communications for Google Fiber.