Yahoo is getting ready for some much needed changes and they have just hired ex-Google executive, Michael Barrett to be their executive vice president and chief revenue officer. He will report directly interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.
Yahoo's Interim chief executive officer, Ross Levinsohn comments on adding Barrett to this team:
“Michael Barrett is regarded as one of the most successful and influential executives in media and technology, and I am thrilled to have him join Yahoo in this critical role,”
“I am confident that his deep industry experience and relationships will help us drive our strategic vision, taking Yahoo!’s industry-leading position to the next level.”
Michael Barrett comments on joining the Yahoo team:
“Yahoo! is one of the largest and most iconic Internet companies in the world,”
“I am grateful for this opportunity to work with Ross and a group of immensely talented and energized people, all focused on driving Yahoo’s leadership and strategic position on a global basis. I am looking forward to contributing everything I can to that effort.”
Barrett will be responsible for the company's advertising revenue and operations globally. He will start in his new position at the beginning of July. He brings with him vast experience from Google where he lead the integration of Admeld Inc., after the acquisition.
Garett has previously held executive positions at Fox Interactive Media and AOL Media Networks. Also noteworthy is his sales experience with Yahoo!, GeoCities and Disney Online.