Founded in 1994 by two Stanford PhD candidates, Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo was the original guide to the Internet, connecting users with their passions and helping them to discover the mystery and promise of the World Wide Web. Rooted in that beginning we continue to be a guide to digital information, informing, connecting and entertaining our users with search, communications, and digital content products.
"I simply love this company. What makes this culture so exceptionally viable for my loyalty? Easy: It’s the people. I have discovered something truly wonderful here: our people are fun loving, hard working and user focused."
- Lazarus Avery (a Yahoo employee)
Marissa Mayer was named Yahoo CEO, President and Director in July 2012. Prior to joining Yahoo, Marissa Mayer served as Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google, and was responsible for the company’s suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search for desktop and mobile. Prior to that position, Marissa served as Google’s Vice President, Search Products and User Experience, and in a variety of other capacities after joining Google in 1999.
Marissa serves on the board of directors of Walmart and Jawbone, and on the boards of various nonprofits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Ballet.
David Filo, a founder of Yahoo and Chief Yahoo, has served as an officer of Yahoo since March 1995, and as a member of our Board since June 2014. David also served as a Director of Yahoo from its founding through February 1996. David is involved in guiding Yahoo’s vision and in many key aspects of the business at a strategic and operational level, and is a stalwart of the company’s employee culture and morale. David co-developed Yahoo in 1994 while working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, and co-founded Yahoo in 1995.
Ken Goldman is Chief Financial Officer at Yahoo, responsible for Yahoo’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury and investor relations. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ken was CFO of Fortinet Inc. from September 2007 to October 2012. From November 2006 to August 2007, Ken was Executive Vice President and CFO of Dexterra, Inc. From August 2000 until March 2006, Ken was SVP, Finance and Administration, and CFO of Siebel Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Ken serves on the boards of directors of GoPro, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., TriNet Group Inc., and Yahoo Japan Corporation. Mr. Goldman is also a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Ron Bell is the General Counsel and Secretary at Yahoo. In this role, he oversees the company’s worldwide legal compliance and legal operations. Ron began as General Counsel in August 2012 and as Secretary in July 2012, and has been a Vice President of Yahoo since 2001. Ron served as the interim General Counsel in July 2012; Deputy General Counsel, Americas Region from March 2010 to July 2012; Deputy General Counsel, North America Region from January 2008 to March 2010; Deputy General Counsel, Transactions and Business Counseling from June 2001 to January 2008; and in various other positions in the Yahoo legal department from July 1999 to June 2001. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ron served as senior corporate counsel at Apple Computer, Inc. and as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.
Enrique Muñoz Torres is the Senior Vice President of Search and Advertising products at Yahoo. In this role, he oversees the business, product strategy, partnerships and implementation of Yahoo’s search business. He also leads Yahoo Gemini, Yahoo's mobile search and native marketplace. Prior to this current position, Enrique worked at Yahoo as Vice President of Product Management. Before coming to Yahoo, Enrique was at Google, where he worked on the development of consumer and enterprise products such as Google News, Google Analytics Premium, and Adwords Express. He earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
Jeff Bonforte is Senior Vice President of Communication Products at Yahoo, and leads the team responsible for Yahoo’s communications products - Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Groups, Calendar and Contacts. As a longtime entrepreneur with over 20 years of tech experience, he has founded or led startups including i-drive, Gizmo5 and Xobni, which Yahoo acquired in 2013. Bonforte also previously worked at Yahoo as Vice President of Social Search and Messenger. Outside of the tech industry, he has over 400 skydives and is a partner and investor in Aston Martin Racing North America. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilizations from UCLA.
Simon is Senior Vice President of Publishing Product at Yahoo. In this role, he helps publishers create engaging content for a mobile world. Simon joined Yahoo in August of 2014, through the Flurry acquisition where he was President and CEO. Simon is a Silicon Valley veteran and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience creating and scaling consumer, media and enterprise products. Prior to Flurry, Simon held founding and executive positions at Juston, Novell, Vernier, Volera and Worldtalk. Simon earned a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the American University of Beirut and Masters of Science in Engineering from Syracuse University.
Adam Cahan serves as the Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering, Video, Design and Emerging Offerings at Yahoo. In this role, he is responsible for leading product, design and engineering for Yahoo’s video efforts, overseeing user experience and design for the company, as well as managing mobile platforms. In 2011, Adam joined Yahoo with the acquisition of IntoNow, where he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Adam’s career spans over 20 years in technology and digital media, including CEO of Auditude (acquired by Adobe), Executive Vice President, Viacom, and leadership roles at Google, McKinsey and NBC Universal. Adam is on the board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG.
Jay Rossiter is the Senior Vice President of Science and Technology at Yahoo where he leads research, developer tools and platforms including the identity, cloud and big data systems that power Yahoo's business. Previously, Jay was Vice President of System Management Products at Oracle and was responsible for the delivery of the Oracle9i database. He has held leadership positions at 3Com, Syntelligence, and Bell Laboratories. Jay is currently a board member at Hortonworks and QLogic. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Binghamton and a master’s degree in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Laurie Mann is the Chief Information Officer at Yahoo. In this role, he oversees Yahoo’s infrastructure. In his more than 12 years with Yahoo, Laurie has held a variety of senior engineering and business operations roles. Prior to joining Yahoo, Laurie gained experience in both startups, government, the television industry and established Silicon Valley companies. Laurie spent more than a decade at Oracle running teams in interactive television, networking and security.
Lisa Utzschneider is Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo. In this role, she leads Yahoo's sales organization globally to serve the needs of advertisers worldwide. Previously, Lisa worked as Amazon’s Vice President of Global Advertising Sales, where she spent six years developing the company’s global advertising business. Prior to Amazon, Lisa spent 10 years at Microsoft leading strategic and organizational advertising initiatives in product development, sales, and online industry standards. Based in New York City, Lisa is a board member of the IAB and the Ad Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University.
Ian Weingarten is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Partnerships at Yahoo. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in M&A and partnerships globally, across all product areas, including search, content, ad tech, platforms, mobile, and communications. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2013, Ian spent most of his career in private equity, including positions at Apollo Management LP and The Gores Group. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in its M&A group. Ian graduated summa cum laude as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Joseph Wharton Scholar with a B.S.E. degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bryan Power is the Senior Vice President of The People Team at Yahoo. In this role, Bryan is focused on Yahoo's culture and continuing to drive excellence and innovation inside Yahoo.
Bryan most recently led people operations at Square where he was responsible for scaling the company as it grew its presence globally. Prior to Square, Bryan spent many years at Google where he led and managed teams around the world and earned himself a reputation as a trusted internal partner for multiple organizations. Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and is a certified executive coach.
Rose Tsou is Senior Vice President of the Asia-Pacific business at Yahoo. She is responsible for managing Yahoo’s businesses in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India as well as chairing the board at the Yahoo’s joint venture operations in Australia and New Zealand. Rose served as Managing Director of Yahoo Taiwan for seven years. During her tenure, she successfully established Yahoo Taiwan as a brand synonymous with the Internet, led strategic acquisitions and company initiatives to grow Yahoo Taiwan's capabilities in e-commerce which has became the most successful legend in the market. Prior to Yahoo, Rose was General Manager of MTV Taiwan and she also held marketing positions at Warner Music, Procter & Gamble and Ogilvy & Mather. Rose holds an MBA and Master of Mass Communication.
Martha Nelson is the Global Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo and oversees all of the company’s media efforts. As an accomplished editor, proven brand innovator and media veteran she has a strong track record of building successful brands as the founding editor of InStyle and of growing People (and People.com) into a globally recognized brand. Most recently, Martha was the first female editor-in-chief of Time Inc., where she oversaw the editorial content for the media company’s 21 brands. She is a trustee of both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Actors Fund; she also serves as a judge for the Peabody Awards. Nelson, who received her B.A. from Barnard College, lives in New York City with her partner and their teenaged son.
Debra Berman is Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this role, she leads Product Marketing, Audience Engagement and Consumer Brand Strategy. Prior to Yahoo, Deb was the Chief Marketing Officer of JCPenney, where she joined in August 2013 to lead Marketing during a critical turnaround. Under Deb’s leadership the customer base and brand health were restored. Before JCPenney, Debra started client-side account planning for Kraft Foods, where she took on unlocking iconic, heritage and new brands’ potential globally. Prior to Kraft, Deb’s career includes tours in advertising, brand strategy and management consulting. She was named Brand Innovators Top 50 Women in Marketing in 2014 and 2015, DFW CMO of the year and 2012 Ad Age Media Maven. Deb has her MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania.