Yahoo! Investor Day 2011
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Bartz has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2009.
Ms. Bartz served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Autodesk, Inc., a computer-aided design software provider, from May 2006 to February 2009, as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk from April 1992 to April 2006 and as a director of Autodesk from April 1992 to February 2009. From 1983 to April 1992, Ms. Bartz served in a number of positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc., a provider of computer systems, software and services (now a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation), including as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations and as an executive officer. Currently, Ms. Bartz also serves as the lead director of Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking technology company, as a director of the National Medals of Science and Technology Foundation and as trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Ms. Bartz previously served as a director of BEA Systems, Inc., a provider of database-related software (now a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation), Intel Corp., a semiconductor chip design and manufacturing company, and NetApp, Inc., a provider of data-storage and data-management tools.
Ms. Bartz holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Blake Irving is Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer at Yahoo!. Irving leads Yahoo!'s Products organization, which is responsible for the vision, strategy, design and development of Yahoo!'s global consumer and advertiser product portfolio. Irving is focused on building unique and highly personal experiences for Yahoo!'s consumers, delivering on Yahoo!'s promise of Science, Art and Scale to its advertisers, and continuing to deliver more and faster innovations to the market.
Irving most recently was a professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California. Previously, Irving served as corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform group at Microsoft, leading a team of 4,000 to build and operate Microsoft's Internet-scale services platform, advertiser and developer ecosystem. Irving also held a variety of development and general management positions at Microsoft.
Before joining Microsoft, Irving held development and product marketing management positions at Xerox Corp., Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. and Compaq Computer Corp.
Irving holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and a Master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.
Executive Vice President, Americas
Ross Levinsohn is executive vice president of the Americas region for Yahoo!. In this role, Levinsohn is responsible for Yahoo!'s North, Central and South American business including advertising sales, partnerships and media.
Levinsohn has long been on the forefront of digital media innovation. He was the co-founder and managing director of Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies. Levinsohn previously served as the president of News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, where he was responsible for the day to day operations, strategy and acquisitions that helped transformed the company into a leader in digital media.
Levinsohn also held senior management positions with AltaVista, an early pioneer and leader in search, CBS Sportsline where he oversaw all content and development for the top rated sports site, and HBO where he launched and oversaw a unit developing new programming and revenue streams.
Levinsohn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The American University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tim Morse is Yahoo!'s chief financial officer and a member of the company's executive team. Morse is responsible for the company's finance, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions groups and plays a key role in developing the company's business strategy.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Morse was the CFO of Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company specializing in programmable logic devices for communications, industrial, and consumer applications, where he established scalable, cost-effective processes and controls. He previously served as the CFO and general manager of business development for General Electric Plastics. A 15-year veteran of GE, he also held a variety of positions at GE Plastics, GE Appliances and GE Capital in North America, Europe and Asia.
Morse holds a bachelor's degree in finance and operations and strategic management from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Senior Vice President & MD, EMEA Region
Rich Riley is Senior Vice President & MD of Yahoo! EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa). In this role, he oversees all go-to-market activities and operations for consumers, advertisers and partners in the EMEA region.
Riley joined Yahoo! in January 1999 when Yahoo! acquired Log-Me-On.com, the start-up company he co-founded, which developed and patented what is today the Yahoo! Toolbar. In his nearly ten years with Yahoo!, Riley has held a variety of roles including corporate and business development, leading the Small & Medium Business division in the U.S. and most recently as SVP of the Advertiser & Publisher Group in Europe where he was responsible for Yahoo!'s European advertising business.
Riley has extensive experience in operating Internet businesses, having co-invented the Yahoo! Toolbar, working on Yahoo!'s communications and small business products, leading numerous partnerships, as well as having served as a leader of Yahoo!'s search and display businesses.
Prior to joining Yahoo! and starting Log-Me-On.com, Riley worked as a financial analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York.
Riley graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics with Majors in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management and serves on the Wharton Entrepreneurial Advisory Board.
Senior Vice President, APAC Region
Rose Tsou joined Yahoo! Taiwan as general manager in 2000 and was promoted to senior vice president of the company's APAC region in April 2007. In this role, Tsou is responsible for managing Yahoo!'s businesses in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India as well as acting liaison with Yahoo!'s joint venture operations in Australia and New Zealand, and the company's strategic partnerships in China and Japan.
From 2001 to 2007 during her tenure as managing director of Yahoo! Taiwan, Tsou led the acquisition of Kimo, a local portal site, in 2002, and subsequently successfully integrated the two companies to make the brand Yahoo! synonymous with internet in Taiwan. Under her leadership Yahoo! Auction became the most successful auctioneer in the market. In 2007, Tsou led the acquisition of Wretch, Taiwan's leading blog and photo site, further cementing Yahoo! Taiwan's leading edge. In 2008, under Tsou's leadership, Yahoo! acquired Taiwan ecommerce company Monday, an important strategic milestone to enabling Yahoo! Taiwan full capabilities in ecommerce from b2c shopping, c2c auction to online store solution.
Tsou possesses solid experience in management, marketing and mass communication. Prior to Yahoo!, Tsou was the General Manager of MTV Taiwan for over two years, leading efforts to make MTV the most popular music channel. Earlier in her career, Tsou held marketing positions at UFO/ Warner Music, Procter & Gamble Taiwan and Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan.
Tsou holds a MBA degree from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as a Master degree of Mass Communication, Boston University.