/// Revolving Door: Yahoo Departures Begin, Even as Mayer’s Team Still TBD

August 3, 2012  |  All Things Digital


After former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn departed Yahoo earlier this week, I noted that it was only a matter of time before more execs headed out the door with the changeover to new leader and former Googler Marissa Mayer. So it is written, so it shall be done, it seems, with two significant departures from the company this week — with one tech exec going to Apple and another product exec headed to an interesting new online education initiative. According to several sources, Adam Bechtel — who has been the VP of infrastructure at Yahoo — will be leaving for an unspecified job at Apple. At Yahoo, Bechtel was essentially the No. 2 exec under tech, platform and ops head David Dibble and had purview over its data centers, network, systems, storage and edge technologies. He joined Yahoo almost a decade ago, via its acquisition of Inktomi. Also out the Yahoo door is Jonathan Katzman, a product ace who led social initiatives across Yahoo. He was a key driver of its most notably successful product in a while, Social Bar, which has become one of the most popular apps on Facebook for sharing. Katzman came to Yahoo after its acquired Xoopit — an email-focused sharing product — in 2009.

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Revolving Door: Yahoo Departures Begin, Even as Mayer’s Team Still TBD


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