Yahoo announced they have appointed a new executive vice president of the Americas region. Levinsohn will report directly to CEO Carol Bartz and be responsible for company’s media group, advertising sales, and partnerships for the Americas region.
Levinsohn was the co-founder and managing director of Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm. He served as the president of News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media and also held senior management positions with AltaVista – a company Yahoo acquired several years ago.
“Ross has a phenomenal track record of executing digital media strategies that increase user engagement and, most importantly, accelerate topline growth,” said Bartz. “I am confident that Ross’s strategic vision, in addition to his deep industry experience, will allow us to solidify our position as the largest digital media, content and communications business around the globe.”
“Yahoo! is one of the premier Internet companies in the world,” said Levinsohn. “Having this opportunity to work with a group of immensely talented people to enhance Yahoo!’s leadership position is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”