Yahoo Fills CFO Position With Blake Jorgensen

Yahoo has appointed Blake Jorgensen as its new chief financial officer. Jorgensen was the co-founder of Thomas Weisel Partners, a company he helped start in 1998.

He takes over from Susan Decker, who has been jointly serving as CFO and as head of the new Advertiser & Publisher Group, formed as part of Yahoo’s December 2006 reorganization.

Yahoo’s CEO, Terry Semel said:

Blake has a strong track record of building and running a successful investment banking franchise serving many clients in the Internet and technology industries. His broad financial, operating and strategic experience, which complements the deep financial expertise of our existing team, will make him a valuable addition to Yahoo!’s senior management.

The full release can be found here. Some discussion can also be found via Techmeme here.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Yahoo: Employees

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