Yahoo announced today that Ned Brody, the former CEO of AOL Networks, has joined the company to take on the role of SVP of the Americas. He will oversee the company's advertising business in North and South America.
COO Henrique De Castro had this to say on the Yahoo blog:
We’ve had great momentum at Yahoo as we continue to bring the best talent in the industry to our operational team, including the recent additions of Dawn Airey as SVP of EMEA, Andre Christensen as SVP of Strategy and Business Operations, and John DeVine SVP of Global Ad Operations.
I have known Ned for some time and he is one of the industry’s strongest thought leaders, client partners, business drivers and people managers. He is known for his analytical insight, solutions-oriented approach to selling, problem solving, and above all, for being a team player. I’m personally excited to work with Ned as we continue to position Yahoo for growth around the world.
Brody said, “Over the last year I've watched what an incredibly talented and passionate team can do with product at Yahoo. I'm excited about the opportunity to drive that kind of change in the advertising business, as well. With the largest set of premium inventory as a starting point, we've got a great opportunity to deliver the most effective scaled advertising solutions in the industry. I look forward to working with and learning from our partners as we enact this vision.”
Brody ran AOL Networks most recently in his 25-year advertising career. This included the company's global video, mobile and programmatic ad businesses. He has also served as the global chief revenue officer at that company.
Image: Ned Brody (Twitter)