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This excerpt taken from the YHOO DEF 14A filed Apr 29, 2009.

OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Executive officers are elected by and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Set forth below is information regarding our executive officers as of April 2, 2009.

 

Name

   Age   

Position

Carol Bartz

   60    Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Jerry Yang

   40    Chief Yahoo and Director

David Filo

   42    Chief Yahoo

Blake Jorgensen

   49    Chief Financial Officer

Aristotle Balogh

   45    Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products

Michael J. Callahan

   40    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Hilary Schneider

   48    Executive Vice President, Yahoo! North America

Michael A. Murray

   52    Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Bartz’s biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal No. 1 Election of Directors.”

Mr. Yang’s biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal No. 1 Election of Directors.”

Mr. Filo, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief Yahoo, has served as an officer of Yahoo! since March 1995, and served as a director of Yahoo! from its founding through February 1996. Mr. Filo is involved in guiding Yahoo!’s vision, is involved 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. Mr. Filo co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, and co-founded Yahoo! in 1995.

Mr. Jorgensen became Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! in June 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jorgensen was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. From December 1998 to January 2002, Mr. Jorgensen served as a Partner

 

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and Director of Private Placement at Thomas Weisel Partners. From December 1996 to September 1998, Mr. Jorgensen was a Managing Director and Chief of Staff for the CEO and Executive Committee of Montgomery Securities and a Principal in the Corporate Finance Department of Montgomery Securities. Previously, Mr. Jorgensen worked as a management consultant at MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. Mr. Jorgensen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Mr. Balogh became Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo! in February 2008 and Executive Vice President of Products in March 2009. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Balogh held various positions beginning in 1998 at VeriSign, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure services, where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Global Product Design. Mr. Balogh holds an M.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Science from John Hopkins University.

Mr. Callahan became Executive Vice President in April 2007 and has served as General Counsel and Secretary since September 2003. Mr. Callahan served as Senior Vice President from September 2003 to April 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Callahan served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from June 2001 to September 2003 and in various other positions in the Yahoo! legal department from December 1999 to June 2001. Prior to joining Yahoo! in December 1999, Mr. Callahan held positions with Electronics for Imaging Inc. and the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Ms. Schneider has served as Executive Vice President, Yahoo! North America since June 2008. She served as Executive Vice President, Global Partner Solutions from August 2007 to June 2008 and as Senior Vice President, Marketplaces from September 2006 to August 2007. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ms. Schneider held several positions with Knight-Ridder, Inc. (“Knight Ridder”) where she served as Vice President of Knight Ridder and CEO of Knight Ridder Digital, a subsidiary of Knight Ridder, from April 2002 to January 2005 before moving to co-manage the company’s overall newspaper and online business as Senior Vice President from January 2005 to June 2006. Before joining Knight Ridder, Ms. Schneider served as President and CEO of Red Herring Communications from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Schneider holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A from Harvard University.

Mr. Murray has served as Senior Vice President, Finance since October 2004 and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2004. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Murray held several positions with Sun Microsystems, Inc., including Vice President, Global Financial Services and Treasurer from July 2002, Treasurer from July 2001 to June 2002 and Vice President Finance, Sun Services from April 1998 to July 2001.

These excerpts taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Apr 29, 2008.
OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
Executive officers are elected by and serve at the discretion of the board of directors. Set forth below is information regarding our executive officers as of April 1, 2008.
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
Jerry Yang
    39     Chief Executive Officer, Chief Yahoo and Director
David Filo
    41     Chief Yahoo
Susan L. Decker
    45     President
Blake Jorgensen
    48     Chief Financial Officer
Aristotle Balogh
    44     Chief Technology Officer
Michael J. Callahan
    39     Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael A. Murray
    51     Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
 
Mr. Yang, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief Yahoo, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! since June 2007 and as a member of the board of directors since March 1995. Mr. Yang co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while he was working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University. Mr. Yang also serves as a director of Yahoo! Japan Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Yang holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
 
Mr. Filo, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief Yahoo, has served as an officer of Yahoo! since March 1995, and served as a director of Yahoo! from its founding through February 1996. Mr. Filo reports to our Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Yang. He is involved in guiding Yahoo!’s vision, is involved 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. Mr. Filo co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, and co-founded Yahoo! in 1995.
 
Ms. Decker became President of Yahoo! in June 2007. Prior to that time, Ms. Decker served as Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group from January 2007 to June 2007 and as Yahoo!’s Chief Financial Officer from June 2000 to June 2007. Ms. Decker served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration from January 2002 to December 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Decker served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration from June 2000 to January 2002. From August 1986 to May 2000, Ms. Decker held several positions for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, including Director of Global Research from 1998 to 2000. Prior to 1998, she was a Publishing & Advertising Equity Securities Analyst for 12 years. Ms. Decker also serves as a director Berkshire Hathaway, Intel Corporation and Costco Wholesale Corporation.
 
Mr. Jorgensen became Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! in June 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jorgensen was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. From December 1998 to January 2002, Mr. Jorgensen served as a Partner and Director of Private Placement at Thomas Weisel Partners. From December 1996 to September 1998, Mr. Jorgensen


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was a Managing Director and Chief of Staff for the CEO and Executive Committee of Montgomery Securities and a Principal in the Corporate Finance Department of Montgomery Securities. Previously, Mr. Jorgensen worked as a management consultant at MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. Mr. Jorgensen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
 
Mr. Balogh became Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo! in February 2008. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Balogh held various positions beginning in 1998 at VeriSign, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure services, where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Global Product Design. Mr. Balogh holds an M.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Science from John Hopkins University.
 
Mr. Callahan became Executive Vice President in April 2007 and has served as General Counsel and Secretary since September 2003. Mr. Callahan served as Senior Vice President from September 2003 to April 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Callahan served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from June 2001 to September 2003 and in various other positions in the Yahoo! legal department from December 1999 to June 2001. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Callahan held positions with Electronics for Imaging Inc. and the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
 
Mr. Murray has served as Senior Vice President, Finance since October 2004 and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2004. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Murray held several positions with Sun Microsystems, Inc., including Vice President, Global Financial Services and Treasurer from July 2002, Treasurer from July 2001 to June 2002 and Vice President Finance, Sun Services from April 1998 to July 2001.
 
OUR
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS



 



Executive officers are elected by and serve at the discretion of
the board of directors. Set forth below is information
regarding our executive officers as of April 1, 2008.


 























































































             


Name


 


Age


 


Position

 


Jerry Yang


 
 

39
 

 

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Yahoo and Director


David Filo


 
 

41
 

 

Chief Yahoo


Susan L. Decker


 
 

45
 

 

President


Blake Jorgensen


 
 

48
 

 

Chief Financial Officer


Aristotle Balogh


 
 

44
 

 

Chief Technology Officer


Michael J. Callahan


 
 

39
 

 

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Michael A. Murray


 
 

51
 

 

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer






 



Mr. Yang, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief
Yahoo, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! since
June 2007 and as a member of the board of directors since March
1995. Mr. Yang co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while he was
working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford
University. Mr. Yang also serves as a director of Yahoo!
Japan Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Yang holds a
Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in electrical
engineering from Stanford University.


 



Mr. Filo, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief
Yahoo, has served as an officer of Yahoo! since March 1995, and
served as a director of Yahoo! from its founding through
February 1996. Mr. Filo reports to our Chief Executive
Officer, Jerry Yang. He is involved in guiding Yahoo!’s
vision, is involved 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. Mr. Filo
co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while working towards his Ph.D. in
electrical engineering at Stanford University, and co-founded
Yahoo! in 1995.


 



Ms. Decker became President of Yahoo! in June
2007. Prior to that time, Ms. Decker served as Head of
Advertiser and Publisher Group from January 2007 to June 2007
and as Yahoo!’s Chief Financial Officer from June 2000 to
June 2007. Ms. Decker served as Executive Vice President,
Finance and Administration from January 2002 to December 2006.
Prior to that, Ms. Decker served as Senior Vice President,
Finance and Administration from June 2000 to January 2002. From
August 1986 to May 2000, Ms. Decker held several positions
for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, including Director
of Global Research from 1998 to 2000. Prior to 1998, she was a
Publishing & Advertising Equity Securities Analyst for
12 years. Ms. Decker also serves as a director
Berkshire Hathaway, Intel Corporation and Costco Wholesale
Corporation.


 



Mr. Jorgensen became Chief Financial Officer
of Yahoo! in June 2007. Prior to joining the Company,
Mr. Jorgensen was the Chief Operating Officer and
Co-Director
of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he
co-founded in 1998. From December 1998 to January 2002,
Mr. Jorgensen served as a Partner and Director of Private
Placement at Thomas Weisel Partners. From December 1996 to
September 1998, Mr. Jorgensen





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was a Managing Director and Chief of Staff for the CEO and
Executive Committee of Montgomery Securities and a Principal in
the Corporate Finance Department of Montgomery Securities.
Previously, Mr. Jorgensen worked as a management consultant
at MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates.
Mr. Jorgensen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford
University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.


 



Mr. Balogh became Chief Technology Officer of
Yahoo! in February 2008. Prior to joining Yahoo!,
Mr. Balogh held various positions beginning in 1998 at
VeriSign, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure services,
where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief
Technology Officer and Head of Global Product Design.
Mr. Balogh holds an M.S.E. in Electrical and Computer
Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Science from
John Hopkins University.


 



Mr. Callahan became Executive Vice President
in April 2007 and has served as General Counsel and Secretary
since September 2003. Mr. Callahan served as Senior Vice
President from September 2003 to April 2007. Prior to that,
Mr. Callahan served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant
Secretary from June 2001 to September 2003 and in various other
positions in the Yahoo! legal department from December 1999 to
June 2001. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Callahan held
positions with Electronics for Imaging Inc. and the law firm of
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


 



Mr. Murray has served as Senior Vice
President, Finance since October 2004 and Chief Accounting
Officer since December 2004. Prior to joining Yahoo!,
Mr. Murray held several positions with Sun Microsystems,
Inc., including Vice President, Global Financial Services and
Treasurer from July 2002, Treasurer from July 2001 to June 2002
and Vice President Finance, Sun Services from April 1998 to July
2001.







 




This excerpt taken from the YHOO DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2007.
OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
Executive officers are elected by and serve at the discretion of the board. Set forth below is information regarding our executive officers as of April 1, 2007.
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
Terry S. Semel
  64   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Yang
  38   Chief Yahoo and Director
David Filo
  40   Chief Yahoo
Susan L. Decker
  44   Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group and Chief Financial Officer
Farzad Nazem
  45   Head of Technology Group and Chief Technology Officer
Michael J. Callahan
  38   Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael A. Murray
  50   Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
 
Mr. Semel’s biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal No. 1 Election of Directors.”
 
Mr. Yang’s biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal No. 1 Election of Directors.”
 
Mr. Filo, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief Yahoo, has served as an officer of Yahoo! since March 1995, and served as a director of Yahoo! from its founding through February 1996. Mr. Filo reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Terry S. Semel. He is involved in guiding Yahoo!’s vision, is involved 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. Mr. Filo co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, and co-founded Yahoo! in 1995.
 
Ms. Decker became Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group in January 2007 and has served as Yahoo!’s Chief Financial Officer since June 2000. Ms. Decker served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration from January 2002 to December 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Decker served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration from June 2000 to January 2002. From August 1986 to May 2000, Ms. Decker held several positions for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, including Director of Global Research from 1998 to 2000. Prior to 1998, she was a Publishing & Advertising Equity Securities Analyst for 12 years. Ms. Decker also serves as a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Intel Corporation.
 
Mr. Nazem became Head of Technology Group in January 2007 and has served as Chief Technology Officer since January 1998. Mr. Nazem served as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Site Operations from April 2002 to January 2007 and as Senior Vice President, Communications and Technical Services from February 2001 to January 2002. Prior to being appointed Chief Technology Officer in 1998, he served as Yahoo!’s Senior Vice


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President, Product Development and Operations from March 1996 to January 1998. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Nazem held a number of technical and executive management positions at Oracle Corporation, including Vice President of Oracle’s Media and Web Server Division and member of the Product Division Management Committee.
 
Mr. Callahan became Executive Vice President in April 2007 and has served as General Counsel and Secretary since September 2003. Mr. Callahan served as Senior Vice President from September 2003 to April 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Callahan served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from June 2001 to September 2003 and served in various other positions in the Yahoo! legal department from December 1999 to June 2001. Prior to joining Yahoo! in December 1999, Mr. Callahan held positions with Electronics for Imaging Inc. and the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
 
Mr. Murray has served as Senior Vice President, Finance since October 2004 and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2004. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Murray held several positions with Sun Microsystems, Inc., including Vice President, Global Financial Services and Treasurer from July 2002, Treasurer from July 2001 to June 2002 and Vice President Finance, Sun Services from April 1998 to July 2001.
 
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