Yahoo’s Global Platform Chief Resigns To Join Go Daddy

Yahoo’s Global Platform Chief Resigns To Join Go Daddy

Another top executive from Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is leaving to join another company. This time, James Carroll, senior vice president of consumer and global platform resigned from his position to head Go Daddy’s international business unit, according to the report from Kara Swisher of AllThingsD.

Yahoo's Global Platform Chief Resigns To Join Go Daddy

Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name registration and web hosting provider. Blake Irving, the former chief product officer of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is the current chief executive officer of the company, and he was the person who hired Carroll in 2010. It is not surprising that Carroll will move to Go Daddy to work with his former boss.

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Before joining Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Carroll was a former executive at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

During his tenure as SVP of consumer and global platform, he was responsible in overseeing the company’s global Research and Development (R&D) centres in China, India, and the Middle East and he was also responsible of Yahoo!’s content, social and membership platforms and in-charge of the delivery of the company’s products and services globally. His responsibilities include all of Yahoo!’s local and international infrastructure development initiatives.

In her report, Swisher cited information from unidentified sources that many executives from Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will either decide to resign from their position or Mayer will continue to change the management team of the company.

Last week, Hillary Frey, editor in chief of Yahoo! News left the company to join as editorial director of News at to supervise its national and international investigative coverage. Prior to her role at Yahoo! she served as managing director of Adweek.

The head of Yahoo! mail and messenger, Vivek Sharma also departed the company last week. According to reports, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO, Marissa Mayer was unhappy with the recent vulnerabilities and other issues in Yahoo! mail, but other sources said that Sharma left the company because he wanted to do a different job.

Mayer is currently encouraging a top executive from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to head the position vacated by Sharma, according to unnamed source.  It is still unclear who will take over Caroll’s position in the company.

Last month, Mayer implemented a new work policy that prohibits Yahoo! employees from working at home, which became controversial. Some employees were upset with her decision, but Mayer received support from Donald Trump who believed that Mayer has the right to expect Yahoo! employees to come to the work place. Trump said Mayer is “doing a great job.”

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