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Yahoo! hires Google Exec as Chief Revenue Officer

Yahoo! has hired Google executive, Michael Barrett, 50, as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for ad revenue and global operations. He joined Google following the company’s acquisition of online-advertising firm Admeld in 2011, where he was the CEO and later led the integration efforts.

He has previously worked at Fox Interactive Media as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer overseeing all properties including MySpace and FoxSports.com and worked closely with Yahoo’s current iCEO Ross Levinsohn. Before that, he served as EVP of Sales and Partnerships at AOL Media Networks and held senior sales positions at interactive leaders GeoCities and Disney Online.

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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