Biography: One-time interim Yahoo CEO Levinsohn

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Posted: Jul 30, 2012 6:03 PM
Biography: One-time interim Yahoo CEO Levinsohn

In May, Yahoo named Ross Levinsohn as its interim CEO. He had been considered a lead candidate to take the job permanently, but Yahoo named longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO instead. On Monday Yahoo announced he's leaving the company.

Here's biographical information on Levinsohn.

NAME: Ross Levinsohn

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Brief stint as interim Yahoo CEO. Was executive vice president and head of global media for Yahoo, where he led strategy, engineering and content creation. Prior positions included president of News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media; senior management at AltaVista, an early search engine; and programming work at CBS Sportsline and HBO Inc.

CO-FOUNDER: Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS: Freedom Communications, Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

EDUCATION: B.A. in communications from American University.

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Source: Yahoo Inc.