Yahoo Head Joins Apple

Scott Noteboom, the former VP of Data Center Engineering & Operations at Yahoo, has joined Apple. While his title at the company is unannounced, he will likely focus on helping expand Apple’s cloud computing efforts. During his time at Yahoo, Noteboom also served as the Chief Design Architect. Earlier in his career, he was the Senior Director of Operations at Abovenet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions. He has also served as the VP of Engineering at INVODA, an internet and voice provider which he founded.

Facebook Exec Joins eBay Board

eBay announced that Katie Mitic is joining the company's Board of Directors. She currently leads Platform and Mobile Marketing for Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, Mitic served as SVP of Global Product Marketing at Palm, where she oversaw hardware and software product management and marketing. Before Palm, she was the VP & GM at Yahoo! Currently, Mitic serves on the Board of Special Olympics International.

Former CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets Joins eBay

eBay announced that Devin Wenig, 44, has joined the company as President of its Global eBay Marketplaces Business Unit. In this position, his responsibilities will include overseeing eBay, eBay classifieds, and StubHub. Wenig was most recently the CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, where he led the company's global financial services and media businesses. Wenig also led the integration of Reuters and Thomson following the merger of the two companies. In the past, he has held other executive positions with Reuters and practiced law at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

New CEO at Wireless Broadband Services Provider

Clearwire announced the appointment of Erik Prusch, 44, as the new President and CEO of the company. Most recently, Prusch served as Clearwire’s COO & CFO. Prior to Clearwire, he was CFO at Borland Software and VP of Finance at Intuit. Prusch joined Intuit from Gateway Computers, where he was VP of Finance & Operations. He began his career at PepsiCo.

Major Executive Shuffle at AOL

Jeff Levick, 40, has announced his retirement from AOL after a two year stint as the company’s President of Global Advertising & Strategy. Prior to AOL, Levick spent six years at Google where he last served as VP of Industry Development and Marketing for the Americas.

AOL Names New Ad Practice Head & Huffington Post Editor

AOL Advertising announced that Scott Kelliher was named Industry Practice Head for the Technology category. Kelliher joined AOL in 2008 and will continue as Telecom and Technology Sales Director. Prior to AOL, Kelliher was Director, Mobile Media Services for Virgin Mobile.

Priceline Promotes Longtimer to CEO of North America; CEO Spot Vacant

Christopher Soder, 50, priceline.com’s President of North American Travel, was promoted to CEO of priceline.com North America. Prior to joining Priceline in 2000, Soder was the Western Region Vice President for AT&T.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:50

B2C Media Leadership Changes - April / May 2011

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Priceline Promotes Longtimer to CEO of North America; CEO Spot Vacant
Christopher Soder, 50, priceline.com’s President of North American Travel, was promoted to CEO of priceline.com North America. Prior to joining Priceline in 2000, Soder was the Western Region Vice President for AT&T.

The Priceline Group has also announced the planned transition of Kees Koolen, 44, from CEO to Chairman of Netherlands-based Booking.com, a Priceline subsidiary. Mr. Koolen was a founder of Booking.com and its CEO since 2008.

 

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:23

Internet Leadership Changes - March/April 2011

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InfoSpace announced that it has appointed Steve Hooper to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hooper is a founding partner of Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in communications, internet, software, and technology services. Prior to founding Ignition, Mr. Hooper was the Chairman and CEO at Nextlink Communications (now XO Communications). Prior to this, he served as the Co-CEO at Teledesic.

Pitney Bowes announced the appointment of Chuck Cordray to the new position of president of the Volly secure digital delivery service. Cordray joins Pitney Bowes from Hearst Corporation, where he served as SVP and GM of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Cordray previously held executive leadership roles for several large consumer brands, including TV Guide Publishing Group, Primedia, and Meredith Corporation.

AOL Announced five industry heads for CPG/Health, Travel, Entertainment, Automotive, and Finance. They all come from relevant publishing backgrounds such as Heartst, Yahoo, TV Guide, Amex Publishing, Travel+Leisure Golf, Bloomberg BusinessWeek.