Yahoo has announced that Ken Goldman will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective October 22 succeeding current CFO Tim Morse, who has been with the company since June 2009. Goldman will be responsible for Yahoo’s global finance functions which include financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations. Goldman will report directly to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
“Ken is one of the most accomplished and respected financial executives in the technology industry having served as a CFO for more than 25 years, and we’re thrilled to have him join Yahoo!,” said Mayer. “His track record leading the financial strategy and stewardship of many successful public and private companies makes him an ideal choice for Yahoo! as we enter our next phase of growth.”
Prior to joining Yahoo, Goldman worked with Fortinet, a provider of threat management technologies. Before that Goldman spent nearly six years as senior vice president of finance and administration and CFO of Siebel Systems, until the company’s acquisition by Oracle Corp. in January 2006.