/// Exclusive: Yahoo’s Longtime HR Head David Windley Out

August 10, 2012  |  All Things Digital


David Windley As I reported earlier today , new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is shaking up the human resources unit at the company. Consider it shook and definitely not stirred: Leaving the company, by mutual agreement, is its longtime head David Windley, several sources said. Also out is his No. 2 exec. Both have been replaced by another Yahoo HR exec Kristen Robinson on interim basis. Windley’s tenure has included a huge brain drain at the Silicon Valley Internet giant and a series of layoffs at Yahoo, as well as an ongoing musical-chair series of top leaders. Yahoo, keeping with a spanking new policy of non-communication, has not returned an email seeking comment. Windley’s departure comes as exactly no surprise, since Mayer has arrived and taken control of its culture and recruiting, which have basically boiled down to making a Yahoo version of the search giant. Mayer worked at the search giant for her entire career. As I wrote earlier: “While free food and better swag have attracted attention, Mayer has also plunged into the recruiting arena aggressively

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