SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) announced today that Jacqueline Reses has
been appointed executive vice president of people and development,
responsible for leading human resources and talent acquisition as well
as corporate and business development globally. Reses will join the
company on Sept. 7 and will report directly to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
"We are very excited to have Jackie join the Yahoo! team, leading our
efforts around finding and retaining the best talent," said Marissa
Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!. "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."
"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."
Reses led the U.S. media group at Apax Partners, where she built a team
of investment professionals focused on investing and driving value in
media and technology businesses. In addition, Reses worked extensively
on Apax's talent initiatives, including recruiting and training. While
at Apax Partners, Reses served on the board of directors or led the
investments in Cengage Learning, Intelsat, Nelson Education, Hit
Entertainment, and NEP Broadcasting. Reses also served as CEO of
iBuilding Inc., a real estate software business that was launched by
Tishman Speyer and Benchmark Capital. Previously, she spent seven years
at Goldman Sachs, where in addition to working on several keystone
corporate transactions, she also supported the firm's mentoring,
training and recruiting efforts. Reses has served on several non-profit
boards, was named one of Crain's New York Business' "Most Influential
Women," and was one of Dealmaker magazine's "Dealmakers of the Year."
Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences that
keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to
them, across devices and around the globe. Yahoo!'s unique combination
of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build
their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For
more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net)
or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
Anne Espiritu, 408-336-0006
Source: Yahoo! Inc.
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