The Yahoo! Exodus has just began
For a large global company such as Yahoo!, people hardly notice employees come and go. But if you see a very long list of executives going out the door at this rate, now that’s a cause for concern. Just check out how many bigwigs have left Yahoo this year alone:
From CEOs to founders of acquired properties like Flickr, the list goes on and on.
- Drew Buckley, VP Yahoo! Studios
- Jeff Karish, VP Strategic Planning, Yahoo! Media Group
- Scott Gatz, R&D Manager, Brickhouse
- Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO
- Greg Coleman, EVP Sales
- Bradley Horowitz, VP Yahoo! Advance Technology Division
- Salim Ismail, VP, Head of Brickhouse
- Joy Mountford, VP User Experience Design
- Eckart Walther, VP Search to LiveOps
- Jeff Bonforte, VP of Social Search
- Vince Broady, SVP Entertainment Content Operations
- Chirag Patel, Senior Engineering Manager
- Ojas Rege, VP Mobile
- Eric Boyd, VP of Platform Engineering
- Ian Rogers, General Manager at Yahoo! Music
- Ira Kurgan, Chief Business Officer, Yahoo! Media Group
- Brooke Chaffin, VP Business Operations, Yahoo! Media Group
- Richard Kosinski, VP, Political Advertising, Yahoo!
- Mike Speiser, VP of Community (co-founder and CEO of Bix, acquired 2007)
- Gary Clayton, VP of Voice Strategy
- Jason Zajac, CFO, Yahoo! Network Division
- Mike Math, Director of Engineering, Yahoo!
- Jason Zajac, VP Strategy, formerly Head of Video
- Jeremy Zawodny, Technology Evangelist
- Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer and EVP of Research and Strategic Data Solutions
- Matthew Berardo, Senior Director of International Business
- Caterina Fake, Senior Director of Technology Development
- Amr Awadallah, VP of Engineering
- Jeff Weiner, EVP Network Division
- Qi Lu, EVP, Engineering for Search and Advertising Technology Group
- Stewart Butterfield, General Manager, Flickr
- Joshua Schachter, Founder – del.icio.us
- Brad Garlinghouse – “Peanut Butter Manifesto”
- Vish Makhijani – GM for Search
This is just for 2008 and we left out the middle to lower level employees.
Is this a result of Yahoo’s giving up search monetization to Google and dumping Microsoft’s offer? Maybe not entirely but if did hurt their stocks, I’m sure it would have hurt these people’s stock options too.