Yahoo targeting Madrona’s Brian McAndrews, Hulu’s Jason Kilar and others for CEO post
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Yahoo targeting Madrona’s Brian McAndrews, Hulu’s Jason Kilar and others for CEO post

Yahoo targeting Madrona’s Brian McAndrews, Hulu’s Jason Kilar and others for CEO postEnterprise capitalist Brian McAndrews, the previous CEO of Seattle internet advertising powerhouse aQuantive, and Jason Kilar, a former govt who now runs Hulu, are among the many expertise executives being focused by Yahoo for the CEO post.

Kara Swisher at All Issues D — who’s well-sourced on Yahoo issues — reports that the corporate’s board has positioned each McAndrews and Kilar on a “want checklist.”

The information comes as Yahoo makes an attempt to discover a alternative for Carol Bartz who stepped down as CEO in September. The corporate is at present being run by interim CEO Timothy Morse, the corporate’s CFO.

McAndrews could be an particularly fascinating selection given his experience in each internet advertising and conventional media. (He’s a former govt with ABC). He’s additionally acquainted with the Bay Space having graduated from the Stanford Graduate College of Enterprise.

McAndrews joined Madrona in 2009 after a stint at Microsoft, which devoured up aQuantive for $6 billion in 2007. He’s invested in a couple of corporations since becoming a member of Madrona, however has saved a comparatively low profile within the position.

Along with McAndrews and Kilar, Swisher reviews that Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson can also be on the want checklist for Yahoo. Johnson is a former Microsoft vp, having labored on the software program big for 16 years.

Yahoo boasts a market worth of $18 billion, and the inventory is down 10 % on the yr. The corporate has been mentioned as a possible acquisition goal, with reviews late final month that Microsoft was becoming a member of with non-public fairness companies to speculate as a lot as $3 billion for a 15 percent equity stake within the struggling firm.

Apparently, Yahoo additionally was mentioned as a attainable acquirer of Hulu, the corporate that Kilar runs. Swisher notes that the hiring of the expertise govt is a “lengthy shot” and that he’s actively being solicited for the position reasonably than pursuing it on his personal. Kilar is the previous vp and common supervisor of Amazon’s North American media companies the place he reported on to Jeff Bezos.

Swisher reviews:

The idea briefly, stated folks acquainted with the scenario: Rent some compelling and entrepreneurial CEO to get the corporate transferring once more from a product perspective, do a large organizational overhaul and assist settle Yahoo’s thorny Asian points.

We’ve reached out to McAndrews for remark, and we’ll replace the post if we hear extra.

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