Yesterday, Yahoo announced some new additions to the company. They provided some Q&A with the new hires, but didn’t really get into what exactly they will be doing. We reached out to Yahoo to find out a little bit more about each new hire’s role with the company.
David Rice is Yahoo’s new VP of Media Products. In the past, he has worked with Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. He worked for Yahoo several years ago. Now, a representative for Yahoo tells us, "David Rice will manage the strategy and execution for News, Sports, Finance, Entertainment, Lifestyles and Games product teams."
John Matheny is Yahoo’s new SVP of Communications and Communities. Communications means Mail and Messenger. Communities means Flickr, Answers and Groups. "In this role, he will be responsible for delivering new strategic initiatives while growing and maintaining our best-in-class experiences," Yahoo tells us.
Bobby Figueroa comes to Yahoo from Google where he had responsibilities under the Product Management and Product Marketing team for all advertising products including AdWords, AdSense, and DoubleClick. He is Yahoo’s new VP of Consumer Advertising Experience. He is now "leading a team of engineers, product managers and user experience experts in charge of delivering the next-generation brand advertising experience in the areas of video, mobile, social and search," the company tells us.
Todd Papaioannou is Yahoo’s new VP of Cloud Computing. "Todd Papaioannou will be focused on cloud architecture for Yahoo!’s global cloud computing group," says Yahoo. He was previously at Teradata and Greenplum. At Teradata, he drove the whole cloud computing program, he says.
Finally, Bill Shaughnessy is Yahoo’s new SVP of Product Management. He is responsible for driving ongoing product strategy, product planning and product marketing across Yahoo’s global consumer and advertising products.