Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) hires Netflix exec for CIO position

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has announced that it has hired a new chief information officer to oversee its IT and data center operations. Mike Kail, former VP of IT operations for Netflix is now the CIO and SVP of infrastructure of Yahoo! He will be reporting directly to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.

The CIO position has been empty since David Dibble left in July 2013. Before working at Netflix, Kail was the VP of IT operations at Attensity.

“Technical infrastructure has always played an important role in Yahoo’s ability to deliver the best possible user experiences. Mike has the perfect combination of experience and vision to lead our IT and infrastructure to even greater global reach and scale,” said Mayer.