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

B2B Marketers Can Now Self-Serve Ads on Facebook Exchange

B2B Marketers Can Now Self-Serve Ads on Facebook ...

Sitescout's new integration with FBX opens up access to any size marketer, minus campaign spend minimums, according to the RTB company.

Day Two at DMA2014

Day Two at DMA2014

It was awards day in San Diego, with Teradata's Lisa Arthur being named Marketer of the Year, and Google Japan being feted for its direct mail prowess.

Today's Forecast: Chilly With a 10 Percent Lift in Parka Sales

Today's Forecast: Chilly With a 10 Percent Lift ...

The Weather Company launches a website offering marketers free advice on how to take advantage of shifts in the weather.