Yahoo announced today the appointment of Jacqueline Reses to the role of Executive Vice President of People and Development. She’ll be responsible for leading HR and talent acquisition. She’ll also lead corporate and business development at the global level.
Previously, Reses led media group Apex Partners. She has also served as CEO of real estate software company iBuilding. Before that, she spent seven years at Goldman Sachs.
“We are very excited to have Jackie join the Yahoo! team, leading our efforts around finding and retaining the best talent,” said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. “Jackie brings two decades of uniquely applicable operational experience around structuring organizations, programs, and strategies to build world-class teams in media and technology. Her tremendous energy will serve our employees well, and we’re looking forward to her fresh perspectives.”
She added in a tweet:
With her energy, insights, and ability to build & transform great teams, I’m thrilled Jackie Reses is joining Yahoo! http://t.co/iu6J8cvW
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Yahoo! family,” said Reses. “As Yahoo! looks to develop and define its future, hiring, managing and incentivizing talent will be of key importance. Building on my background, we will also do a rigorous assessment of corporate development and partnership opportunities.”
Since taking over as CEO , Mayer has been reviewing every hire at Yahoo, according to a report from Business Insider, citing “a Yahoo executive involved in hiring”. Perhaps this particular hire will free up some of her time in that regard.