A true exodus is taking place at Yahoo. A combined result of a dramatic reorganization and the decision by several other key employees to leave of their own accord has seen the company lose several top members of their team.
The departure is not limited to senior directors and executive management, though they make up the bulk of those making headlines, as is often the case. Included in the Exodus are key technologists, researchers, and founding members of several of companies recently aquired by Yahoo! such as delicious
Kara Swisher writes
, "Top managers, most of whom had little input in the reorg, which was run by Decker and top HR execs, are reeling from the changes being presented with what most say is little consultation."
“I am not sure right now, with all this drama and all this tension from Microsoft’s failed takeover and the rest of it, why we have to do this,” said another exec. “This feels crazy.”
The list is way too long to go through everyone, but here are some recent highlights:Vish Makhijani
: SVP and General Manager of SearchJeremy D. Zawodny
: rans the developer network and has left for Craigslist.Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield
: Founders, Flickr ... Buttlerfield's resignation letter is priceless
: Founder, DeliciousJeff Weiner
: EVP Yahoo’s network divisionBrad Garlinghouse
: Communications & Communities at Yahoo and controls huge properties like Mail (260 million users), Messenger (100 million users), Groups (110 million users), Flickr (47 million users) and Zimbra. Foe more on Brad, see The Peanut Butter Manifesto
: EVP engineering for Search and Advertising Technology GroupUsama Fayyad
: Chief Data Officer and EVP Research
Here’s the Detailed Details of the New Yahoo Reorg
Kara Swisher, Boom Town
BoomTown now has the outline of the likely sweeping management changes at Yahoo, which we reported on earlier this week here and also here, to be announced next week by the troubled Internet company.Is Yahoo’s Peanut Butter Man Toast?
Kara Swisher, Boom TownYahoo’s Executive Structure Crumbles: Lu, Garlinghouse and Makhijani To Leave
It’s only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it’s already seriously outdated. Three more execs will be leaving, say sources close to the company: EVP Qi Lu, SVP Brad Garlinghouse and SVP Vish Makhijani.It Gets Worse: Joshua Schachter Leaving Yahoo
As an aside, Jeremy Zawodny, Yahoo’s technology evangelist who announced his departure last week, has announced he’ll be joining Craigslist next month.
He said that the recent news coming out of Yahoo! pressed his decision to leave now. Joshua also said that the decision was made today, and that he has no future plans but will instead join the “gloriously unemployed.”A company coming apart at the seams
The development of the new version of delicious seems to have almost stalled within Yahoo, and Joshua cited recent frustrations with the process as playing a part in his resignation. We said a few weeks ago that Joshua’s time at the company may be running out, and we had all been waiting a long time for the new release of delicious.
VallywagSue Decker's idiotic Yahoo reorg
No tech executive draws more bile and disdain than Ash Patel. So why is Yahoo president Sue Decker promoting him to fill the place of several departing executives? Let me keep it short and sweet: Decker is a charmless Wall Street type who's bad at managing people. Patel's main skill, one that has kept him at place in Yahoo for 12 years, is managing up. His second talent: making excuses for the fact that he's rarely seen on campus before 10:30. No one who's serious at Yahoo has any respect for Patel, and no one who's sensible cares to report to him. Decker's plan is succeeding in one regard: All the departures Patel's promotion is sparking will surely reduce costs.Bradley Horowitz thanks the doomed and the departed
This is a great post from a while back ... Basically shows that anyone/everyone associated with Brad is basically leaving or being eliminated from Yahoo. Like a similar post on TechCrunch (Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?), this is a true classic.At Yahoo, the Exodus Continues
There Can Be Only Two (Maybe Three)!
Kara Swisher, BoomTown
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