Irving joins Yahoo as chief product officer

Share this article:

Yahoo has hired Blake Irving as the portal's chief product officer. He will join the company May 17.  

Irving will lead Yahoo's products organization in the newly created role and will be responsible for the vision, strategy, design and development of its global consumer and advertiser product portfolio.

Irving was most recently a professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, CA. Prior to that, he was corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform Group at Microsoft.

Prabhakar Raghavan will continue in his role leading innovation efforts at Yahoo Labs as chief scientist. Like Irving, Raghavan will report directly to CEO Carol Bartz to streamline product strategy decision making, according to a company statement.

Ari Balogh, head of products and technology, will leave the company on June 3 for personal reasons. He will work closely with Irving to ensure a smooth transition.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

App of the Week: CardsApp

App of the Week: CardsApp

The app lets users select loyalty cards on their phone or smartwatch to display QR codes at check out time.

Rakuten Marketing Moves to a Unified Platform

Rakuten Marketing Moves to a Unified Platform

Omni experience consolidates all channel offerings into a single platform and dashboard to provide better management of the customer funnel.

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search's solution offers support for more than twice as many languages as other site search providers, according to the company.