Another Yahoo Exec Hits ‘Eject’

    May 30, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Pamela Thompson Johnston becomes the latest Yahoo executive to leave the portal company in recent months.

Johnston will exchange her regional VP role for emerging markets with Yahoo to senior VP for sales and marketing at media codec firm DivX.

“We are very happy to have Pamela join DivX,” said Jordan Greenhall, CEO and co-founder of DivX. “Her exceptional skills and experience will help to improve the operational effectiveness of the company.”

“DivX is a very exciting company at a crucial stage in its development,” said Ms. Johnston. “I look forward to working with the current team to continue DivX’s strong growth as it provides partners and consumers with a better media experience.”

Her transition out of Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters closely followed the announcement that HotJobs power broker Dan Finnegan plans to leave the company at the end of June.

Finnegan will be looking for entrepreneurial opportunities after his exit from Yahoo’s job classified site. Yahoo’s continued hemorrhaging of top executives will keep fueling persistent speculation about the status of their top executive, CEO Terry Semel.

He has been on the Wall Street hot seat for some time. Investors could see the departures of executives beneath Semel as a reason to question the reorganization the company performed, as to its leadership effectiveness.