Former Autodesk Chief Carol Bartz to Replace Jerry Yang as Yahoo CEO: Reports

by admin January 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Former Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz has agreed to become the next chief executive of Yahoo, according to several published reports. It’s a job many might consider thankless and others one of the greatest turnaround challenges of the internet age.

Bartz’s selection would end a two-month search to replace Jerry Yang, who served as CEO for about a year — arguably one of its worst ever of the post-bubble era, including a botched takeover bid from Microsoft.

The Wall Street Journal was apparently first with the speculative report, citing “people familiar with the situation.” Bloomberg, Silicon Alley Insider and others are also quoting their own unnamed sources of the decision, which has not been announced. We asked: no comment from Yahoo.

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