/// Exclusive: Yahoo’s Mayer Eyeing Twitter’s Stanton for Big Media Role

August 10, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been trying to recruit Katie Jacobs Stanton , Twitter’s head of international markets, to take a major job on the media side of the Silicon Valley Internet giant, according to multiple sources close to the situation. While she holds that globally-focused role at the social communications service, Stanton is an obvious choice for Mayer, who actually was once her boss at Google, including when Stanton was the product management leader in the launch of Google Finance. More importantly for Mayer, Stanton was the key driving force in creating Yahoo Finance, perhaps its most powerful content site, which she worked there from 1999 to 2002. In other words, she knows media. It’s not clear what job Mayer is offering Stanton, but it is presumably a big one. One source said it could involve running Yahoo’s powerful home page, while another said it might be an even larger role. Ross Levinsohn, the top Yahoo exec who left recently, had been overall head of media and sales for the Americas at the company. When he was named interim CEO of Yahoo earlier this year, he had elevated Mickie Rosen as SVP of media and commerce . Rosen is still in that role now, where she has purview over all Yahoo media and commerce efforts worldwide. But many expect Mayer to soon begin to replace Yahoo’s top exec team with choices of her own

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