Yahoo announced today that the company has appointed Michael Barrett as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. Barrett at Yahoo will take care of Yahoo’s advertising revenue and operations globally for the company, with Americas, EMEA and APAC regions leads to report him. Barrett will be part of the senior executive team, reporting directly to Levinsohn.
“Michael Barrett is regarded as one of the most successful and influential executives in media and technology, and I am thrilled to have him join Yahoo! in this critical role,” said Ross Levinsohn, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident that his deep industry experience and relationships will help us drive our strategic vision, taking Yahoo!’s industry-leading position to the next level.”
Barrett before joining Yahoo, worked with Google where he led the integration efforts following Google’s acquisition of Admeld in December 2011. Barrett joined Admeld as CEO in 2008. Prior to Admeld, Barrett worked at Fox Interactive Media as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. Before that, Barrett served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at AOL Media Networks and held senior sales positions at interactive leaders Yahoo!, GeoCities and Disney Online.